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Superbug fight ‘needs farmers to reduce antibiotic use’

BBC News

By Claire Marshall & Malcolm Prior
Rural Affairs Team, BBC News
November 21, 2022

Health and animal welfare campaigners concerned about the spread of superbugs in humans are calling for a ban on the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals.

They say routinely using antibiotics in livestock can lead to bacteria becoming resistant and such ‘superbugs’ could spread to humans.

Sample tests they carried out in rivers near farms, in slurry and in chicken litter found resistant bacteria.

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