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Antimicrobial resistance in agriculture and its effects on human health

Sutherland, Kendra (2015) Antimicrobial resistance in agriculture and its effects on human health. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

The over use of antibiotics in agriculture has led to antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria that are adversely affecting the treatment of illnesses and threatening public health. Antibiotics are essential in treating a wide range of health issues but could potentially lose their effectiveness if misuse of drugs continues. The agriculture industry contributes to this growing problem by relying on the use of antibiotics for raising livestock. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are being transferred from livestock to humans and it is resulting in increased human morbidity and mortality, reduced efficacy of related antibiotics used for human medicine, and increased healthcare costs.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Sutherland, Kendra
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairPeterson, Jamesjimmyp@pitt.eduJIMMYPUNSPECIFIED
Committee Co-ChairBomberger, Jennifer M.jbomb@pitt.eduJBOMBUNSPECIFIED
Date: 6 April 2015
Date Type: Submission
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Environmental and Occupational Health
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 00:22
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 12:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/24514

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