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Published: 22 August 2019

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780190663414

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What Everyone Needs to Know®

Mary E. Wilson

What Everyone Needs To Know®

  • A scientifically rigorous overview of antibiotics, their use, and their looming crisis, written for general readers
  • Question-and-answer format provides grounding in the basics of antibiotics, including discovery, manufacturing, industry, and widespread use across humans, plants, and animals
  • Detailed explanations of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics (creating the so-called "superbugs"), plus how these bacteria spread
  • Examines future implications for antibiotic-dependent medical procedures, including surgeries and transplantations
  • Discusses state of antibiotic use in livestock, including its implications for consumers and societies and the recent WHO recommendations
  • Coverage of phage therapy and non-antibiotic infection treatments

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