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Published: 03 June 2019

432 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190663414

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What Everyone Needs to Know®

Mary E. Wilson

What Everyone Needs To Know®

  • A general reader's overview of antibiotics, their use, and the looming crisis caused by antibiotic resistance
  • Question-and-answer format provides grounding in the basics of antibiotics, including discovery, manufacturing, industry, and widespread use across humans, plants, and animals
  • Explains how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics (creating so-called "superbugs"), plus how these bacteria spread
  • Reviews antibiotic use in agriculture and aquaculture, including its implications for consumers and societies and the recent WHO recommendations
  • Covers phage therapy and non-antibiotic treatments of infection

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