Many of the resistant bacteria move from animals to humans

Antibiotic-resistant germs in animals are also for the people of great importance: About 60 percent of all human diseases are attributed to animals. To preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics, and is, therefore, a uniform approach to health in animal and human medicine.

Antibiotics come in large quantities in the livestock breeding. Their excessive use leads to resistance, so that antibiotics with a similar mode of action, which are used in humans, can be ineffective.

“Human and veterinary medicine are equally resistance responsible for the threat posed by antibiotics,” says Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, regional Director of the world health organization (WHO) for Europe. They appealed to the States in the European Region, to promote the cooperation of veterinary and human medicine, to maintain antibiotics as an effective weapon against infections.

In order to prevent the development of resistance, regulated breeding, some governments are already the use of antibiotics in livestock, so that they will not be used in healthy animals regularly as a preventative measure or as a growth promoter. So-called reserve antibiotics, are of particular importance and are used only when absolutely necessary.

According to estimates 700,000 people die annually due to infections with resistant bacteria in the European Region, there are 33,000 people.


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