News of show business: the Use in livestock of antibiotics provokes the risk of emergence of resistant to these drugs bacteria.

The use of antibiotics on farms is a fairly common phenomenon. They are given to animals not only to treat infections but to prevent and improve their growth.

About this on his page in Facebook wrote acting Minister of health Suprun.

“Usually when the meat of an animal that ate antibiotics, goes on sale, there remain remnants of these drugs. Most of them are then destroyed during thermal processing of meat – roasting, boiling, microwave cooking and grilling. Therefore the threat are not antibiotics in the meat, and resistant bacteria that also there may be present. Such bacteria are vulnerable to antibiotics, and therefore, the diseases they cause, it is very difficult to recover,” wrote Suprun.

“Antibiotics may be present in the meat. If they are over the rules, they violate the intestinal microflora or cause allergies, but it’s highly unlikely. Usually, antibiotics are excreted in animal urine. In addition, production of antibiotics should be stopped a few days before slaughter, and then their content in meat is minimised,” said Suprun.

However, the risk of developing resistant bacteria to the drugs may remain as a result of excessive use of antibiotics in animal husbandry, use subtherapeutic doses (when given “just in case”), the use of “human” antibiotics to animals and violation of sanitary standards on farms.

The health Ministry said the reasons for high blood pressure and gave advice on how to prevent it

“Resistant bacteria spread from animals to farm workers, with pus and sewage in the fields and on crop production in the river. These resistant bacteria can transfer genes to other bacteria. Genes of resistance to antibiotics “run” from the farm in a big world, and propagated even among harmful bacteria. When the pathogen has genes for resistance to a particular antibiotic, then it is impossible to stop the infection, and you need to choose another drug. Today, there are bacteria with multiple antibiotic resistance, for example, pathogens of pneumonia and tuberculosis. If the trend of resistant bacteria will continue to gain momentum, it is likely that humanity will return to the days when diseases that we seemed to have won, will again take millions of lives”, – said the head of Ministry of health.

To protect themselves from food antibiotic-resistant infections Suprun gave some advice:

– Cook meat until fully cooked.

– Wash your hands after contact with raw meat, poultry or seafood. Wash all kitchenware.

– Cool food to 4 degrees within 2 hours after cooking. In summer during one hour.

– Separate raw meat, eggs and fish products.

– Use different boards for produce that is eaten raw, and meat and fish.

– Wash hands after contact with animals, aviary animals and birds or their faeces.

– Report cases of intestinal infections your doctor.