Researcher warns of rapid spread of antibiotic resistance

The U.S. Army personnel in conjunction with the Thai Ministry of Public Health, the National Institute of Allergy and infectious Disease, the National Institutes of Health, Sanofi Pasteur and Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases have uncovered successful results for an AIDS vaccination

The U.S. Army personnel in conjunction with the Thai Ministry of Public Health, the National Institute of Allergy and infectious Disease, the National Institutes of Health, Sanofi Pasteur and Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases have uncovered successful results for an AIDS vaccination. Photo: USAMC-AFRIMS / United States Army.




A highly respected medical researcher has warned that excessive use of the last-line antibotic Colistin in the livestock industry and in treatment of humans poses a grave and growing health threat to populations in Southeast Asia.

The warning was given by Dr Visanu Thamlikitkul, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University.

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