Huge leap in drug-resistant bacteria affects kids

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Drug resistance for some types of antibiotics among Thai children has jumped by more than 30 times over a period of 10 years, according to a 2011 report by the Public Health Ministry.

Asst Professor Niyada Kiatying-Angsulee, who heads the Thai Drug Watch Centre, said Thursday that the main cause of the problem is giving children unnecessary drugs.

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