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The End of Antibiotics? A Call for Physician Action

With the evolution of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria, modern medicine faces the potential loss of one of its most essential tools, antibiotics. Physicians and public health advocates have made great strides in reducing the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Now, the identification of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and their resistant genes in the 3 byproducts of the wastewater treatment plants initiates an alarming call for physicians to take action to reduce the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria and their resistant genes by our wastewater treatment plants.