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Antibiotics In China, Local Practice Turns Global Health Menace

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Cyrille Pluyette. Antibiotics In China, Local Practice Turns Global Health Menace
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China, which has a fifth of the world's population, consumes half the antibiotics produced worldwide. The country ingested 162,000 tons in 2013, divided about equally between animals (52%) and people (48%). "It's a big educational problem," says Ying Guang-Guo. "The Chinese have very little information on how to use antibiotics." Doctors prescribe them merrily and people can get them without prescription in small clinics

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Cyrille Pluyette
Year published: 
2017