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Britain predicts millions of deaths from antibiotic resistance

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — UK Chief Sanitary Doctor Prof. Sally Davis said that the massive use of antibiotics in animal feed poses a much greater threat to people than global warming, writes Daily Mail.

The human body develops resistance to antibiotics through superbugs, which can produce an enzyme that weakens antibiotics and creates a barrier that prevents them from entering the body and starting to act.

According to Davis, antibiotics form the basis of modern medicine, without them it is impossible to carry out any surgical operation. And because of their resistance to them, only in Britain annually several million people can die, the professor is sure. She noted that some infections, including tuberculosis, acquired immunity to antibiotics that were previously effective against them.

The reason for developing the body’s resistance to antibiotics, Davis called the use of growth hormones in animal husbandry. She warned against importing meat and fish from countries in which they “abuse” antibiotics in agriculture, primarily from the United States. According to experts, up to 70% of meat is produced using antibiotics.


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