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Dave H's Avatar Jump to comment 35 by Dave H

I've heard it said that the Far East is the breeding ground for superbugs because of widespread uncontrolled over-use of antibiotics. He sounds like just the type of doctor who would give out anti-biotics like candy, not realising that such behaviour is now proven to drive the evolution of bacteria into drug-resistant strains.

So what if he's a good clinician? He is not isolated from the rest of science or the rest of the world, and he needs to know about evolutionary theory and the inevitable evolutionary consequences of the mis-uses of antibiotics.

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 01:23:31 UTC | #913288