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Virtually everyone has taken antibiotics. They can be lifesavers - and they can be useless. What are they? How are they used? And what happens as the effectiveness of antibiotics continues to decline?Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG examines the personal and societal implications of our planet's most important - and frequently misused - medications. In a question-and-answer format, it unpacks the most complicated aspects of this issue, including: How antibiotics are used (and overused)in humans, plants, and livestock; the causes and consequences of bacterial resistance to antibiotics; how the globalized world enables antibiotic resistance to spread quickly; and the difficult decisions ahead for both medical care and the food system.Grounded in the latest scientific research and crafted for general readers, Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG offers a clear-eyed overview of where we are, and what the future holds, as antibiotics lose their power.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780190663414
Branch Call Number: 615.329 Wil
Characteristics: xxv, 401 pages : illustrations.


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