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Proposed Bill to Help Combat 'Super Bugs'

 
Posted April 22nd, 2014 @ 3:10pm by KFBK News

Assemblyman Kevin Mullin is being joined by health professionals and public interest groups to support a bill to help combat the continued spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or super-bugs. Mullin says resistance to antibiotics is a growing problem.

He says, 'The use of antibiotics in animals results in resevoirs of antibiotic-resistent bacteria that can spread through the food supply and environments and can be transferred to humans.' 

In 2010, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said there is strong scientific proof of a link between antibiotic use in food animals and antibiotic resistance in humans.

A CDC report in 2013 found every year over two-million people in the country get infections which are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23-thousand people lose their lives as a result.

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