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Huge leap in drug-resistant bacteria affects kids

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U.S. Army, Thai public health Ministry, uncovers successful results for AIDS vaccine

The U.S. Army 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.

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.

Full story: The Nation

By The Nation

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