Excessive use of antibiotics in Chile’s salmon farming

(11/06/18)

 can threaten human health experts agree

During the international seminar “Salmon farming and antibiotics: threats to human health” held by marine conservation organisation Oceana, experts on bacterial resistance and salmon farming agreed that excessive use of antibiotics in salmon production contributes to increase bacterial resistance to medication and can possibly affect the health of human beings.

At the event, Dr. Anthony So, Director of the Strategic Policy Program of global network Re-Act (Action on Antibiotic Resistance), said that 700,000 people die each year due to antimicrobial resistant infections, and that number is expected to rise to more than 10 million people by the year 2050, even exceeding deaths by cancer, thus becoming the primary cause of death.

During his presentation, Dr. So also explained how resistant bacteria can be transmitted to human beings from the...................................................


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