Antibiotics are frequently used as a precautionary measure to treat both sick people and animals, but their regular use may contribute to the rise of resistant bacteria with the potential to claim millions of lives. Photo: Shutterstock

Antibiotic overuse is a ticking time bomb for Asia

Katinka De Balogh says governments, individuals and health care professionals must all act to curb misuse before antibiotic-resistant bacteria creates a public health calamity

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Antibiotics are frequently used as a precautionary measure to treat both sick people and animals, but their regular use may contribute to the rise of resistant bacteria with the potential to claim millions of lives. Photo: Shutterstock
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