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'Potential to Spark a Global Pandemic': Wild Animals in Botswana Found Resistant to Antibiotics

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 938 days ago -
A new study on the mongoose reveals antibiotic resistance in humans has spread to animals in southern Africa.

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Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 11:26 am

Sandi C. (230)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 12:51 pm

pam w. (138)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 12:55 pm
Potentially scary!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:24 pm
More evidence of mankind's increasingly pervasive presence and interference with nature..

Lauren Kozen (169)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:32 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting Cher.

M. (Moo) Prince (16)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:54 pm
Noted!! Ty, for sharing

. (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 2:13 pm
Not great news..

Anette S. (21)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:02 pm
noted and petition signed

Natasha Salgado (672)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:50 pm
Spooky...but just maybe those repulsive bushmeat consumers are reading this!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 4:55 pm

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 7:55 pm
Bushmeat consumers? People eating meat in the bush? Seriously, the over use of antibiotics is a serious problem around the world. I don't know about the factory farming situation in Southern Africa for instance compared to the very predominant over use of it in some western nations such as the U.S.

It used to be that doctors would write a prescription for antibiotics and other prescription drugs in the past and even present at the drop of a hat and this in part has resulted in the development of antibiotic resistant treatments of various illnesses. Many hospitals are hosts to 'Super Bugs' and it looks as if the problem is getting worse. When wildlife start to show signs of a similar nature then it is time to be very concerned.

cynthia B. (210)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:01 pm
this can not be a good sign

Anne S. (14)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 3:07 am

Jill Vickerman (416)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:55 am
Good grief, thats terrible...we cause a lot of problems...not only for ourselves either, we affect everything around us, introducing deadly things into our environment. I wish the human race would stop eating animals!
Im afraid that anyone who is involved with bushmeat i dont feel an ounce of pity for. the cruelty involved with that is beyond even contemplating.
So the little banded mongoose is in trouble now, it doesnt stop does it. every day another species threatened by mankind. sorry, mancruel.

Ruth C. (264)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:28 am
Humans are always the ones to blame for all the world going to crap!

Kathleen R. (138)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 8:08 am
read & noted

Sara P. (72)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 8:54 am
I agree with the comment of Ruth. Thanks Cher.

. (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 1:18 am
Noted. Thanks Cher

Arild Warud (173)
Friday May 3, 2013, 1:55 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Carol H. (229)
Friday May 10, 2013, 12:08 pm
noted, thanks Cher.I signed all 3 petitions
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