antibiotic resistence wur

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Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics are drugs that kill bacteria or inhibit their growth. This gives the immune system time to clean up an infection. The use of antibiotics in livestock farming can entail risks for humans and animals. Bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics and this resistance can be transmitted to other bacteria. As a result, infections with these antibiotic-resistant bacteria are more difficult to treat.