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Antibiotics In Beef Production On Wednesday's Access Utah

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Quoting CNN: “More than 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for food production animals, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. The problem is that many experts believe this is an overuse of antibiotics, and they fear significant public health consequences.

Every time we use antibiotics, some bacteria survive -- and those drug-resistant bacteria can then multiply and spread. This can result in 'superbugs' -- bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. As we use more and more antibiotics, the problem magnifies -- generating more numerous and powerful superbugs.”

 

Dan Thomson DVM  Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology at Kansas State University

 

Matt Mulvey Professor - University of Utah School of Medicine - Department of Pathology - Division of Microbiology & Immunology

Jessica Brown, Assistant Professor - University of Utah School of Medicine - Department of Pathology - Division of Microbiology & Immunology

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.