WHO suggests antibiotic ban in livestock

Under a high magnification of 6836X, this digitally-colorized, scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicted a growing cluster of Gram-negative, rod-shaped, Escherichia coli bacteria of the strain O157:H7, which is a pathogenic strain of E. coli. The O157:H7 strain of E. coli is one of the most dangerous foodborne bacteria associated with beef. 

The Federal Task Force on Combating Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria released the updated National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria (CARB) 2020-2025.

The plan seeks to improve Americans’ health by prioritizing infection prevention and control to slow the spread of resistant infections and reduce the need for antibiotic use.

Some highlights of the plan include: the development of rapid diagnostic tests for the identification of resistant bacteria; the development of new antibiotics; and international cooperation for antibiotic research and prevention.

The plan is based on the U.S. government’s 2014 National Strategy for CARB, which has been shown to reduce antibiotic resistance by reforming antibiotics in animal health and humans.

 

What do you think?

0
0
0
0
0

Load comments