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Antibiotics use by travelers increasing antimicrobial resistence

Unnecessary antibiotics use by travelers is increasing antimicrobial resistance and doubling the chance of contracting intestinal multi resistant bacteria, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Helsinki, the Helsinki University Hospital, and the Aava Travel Clinic. Antimicrobial resistance has become one of the most severe threats to human health across the globe. Growing resistance to common antibiotics, antivirals, and antimalarials among microorganisms increase the global threat posed by a number of health dangers no longer responding to standard treatments. 

Source: Carrying stand-by antibiotics fosters careless antibiotic use among travelers

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