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18 November 2011

Warning against overuse of antibiotics

Raising awareness about the risks of overuse of antibiotics is needed to combat antibiotic resistance in Europe, health agencies said.

Raising awareness about the risks of overuse of antibiotics is needed to combat antibiotic resistance in Europe, health agencies said.

A sizeable portion of patients with multi drug-resistant tuberculosis do not receive treatment with more effective drugs, the UN health agency added. It estimated that treatment costs would triple to 1.7 billion dollars in 2015.

 

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