Consequences of excessive use and misuse of antibiotics

This presentation is intended to highlight a serious environmental and public health problem we are facing today – misuse and overuse of antibiotics. Public health and environmental consequences of inappropriate use of antibiotics are hazardous – development of antibiotic resistance and mutation in microorganisms causing development of new more aggressive strains. This is a complicated problem since many parties  are involved and human medicine is responsible only for part of the overall circulation of antibiotics. Agriculture and veterinary medicine also play an important role in development of antibiotic resistance. This problem requires a global approach and involvement of multidisciplinary committees, as it is not feasible to limit antibiotic resistance within borders of one country.

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Dina Apele-Freimane

PUBH 8165-1 Environmental Health

Walden University

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