First Map of Clusters of Antibiotic Resistance

RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 6, 2011 (IPS) – Scientists in Brazil have created the first map of clusters of antibiotic resistance in Brazil, linking the phenomenon to abuse of the drug and opening doors to guide public policies for antibiotic prescription and sales.The “map of probability of risk of resistance to the ciprofloxacin antibiotic in Escherichia coli” was produced by the EUREQA (the acronym for “epidemiology of use and bacterial resistance to chemotherapy and antibiotics in the population”) project in S

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