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Antibiotics in animal feed can harm children, doctors warn

A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that antibiotics in animal feed contribute to antibiotic resistance in humans, especially children.

“Antibiotic resistance is becoming a bigger and bigger problem, both in kids and adults, so much so that some infections are becoming difficult, if not impossible to treat,” said Dr. David Haslam, director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

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