One Course of Antibiotics Can Affect Diversity of Microorganisms in the Gut

One Course of Antibiotics Can Affect Diversity of Microorganisms in the Gut

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“My message would be that antibiotics should only be used when really, really necessary. Even a single antibiotic treatment in healthy individuals contributes to the risk of resistance development and leads to long-lasting detrimental shifts in the gut microbiome.”

The full published paper can be found here: http://mbio.asm.org/content/6/6/e01693-15.full

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Infographic from the CDC Threat Report 2013, Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States

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