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■Class discussion: The new resistant gene in has been linked to Chinese farmers treating their animals with colistin. How much antibiotics do farmers use on animals? Are their any controls on antibotic use in agriculture? Can antibiotic-resistant bacteria spread to us from the food we eat? How common are outbreaks of food-borne inefections from bacteria like E. coli? Researchers are racing to find new antibiotics. When was the last antibiotic developed? Why has there not been more research on antibiotics by drug firms?
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