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Widespread, occasional use of antibiotics in U.S. linked with resistance

Posted By: Harvard School of Public Health

Author: Suzanne Flynn/Tuesday, December 18, 2018/Categories: Industry News

Boston, MA – The increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the U.S. appears more closely linked with their occasional use by many people than by their repeated use among smaller numbers of people, according to a large new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The study also found that antibiotic use varies across the nation, and that in areas where particular antibiotics are used more frequently, resistance to those antibiotics is higher.

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