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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Michael S. Lorrey
> if this were so, then use of antibiotics on humans would have
> long ago developed
> resistant strains.
They have. Why do you think there's such a race to develop new antibiotics?
ALL doctors I talk to have said that resistant
> strains arise
> as a result of patients not completing the full regimen of
> anti-biotics they are
Michael, you're making yourself look stupid. While failure to complete the
full regimen of antibiotics is one factor, it's certainly not the whole
story. Por favor. Do a little more research. Here's something to get you
Excerpt: Factors Contributing to the Spread of Resistance
Three factors are of key importance in the emergence and spread of
antibiotic resistant bacteria: 1) mutations in common bacterial resistance
genes that have extended their spectrum of resistance; 2) exchange of
genetic information among bacteria; and 3) increase in selective pressures
in hospitals, other institutional settings, and in the community.
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