Scientists and students at a seminar at Sylhet Agricultural University on Wednesday called for growing awareness on administering excessive dosages of antibiotic to domestic animals as it poses severe threat to human body.
They said that antibiotic resistant bacteria develop in animal bodies through administering excessive dosages of antibiotic to cattle bodies.
These bacteria could be transmitted to the human bodies when people take their meat and could even death, the discussants said.
They were addressing a seminar on the issues of antibiotic resistance arranged by the university’s pathology department at the conference room of veterinary, animal and biomedical science faculty on the campus.
Pathology department chairman Munira Nur moderated the seminar where Phd researchers Muhammad Al Mamun, Nahid Anjuman Bhanu and Basu Dev Pal presented three separate research papers on the genes responsible to destroy the effectiveness of antibiotics which are used for healthcare of the human and domestic animals.
The dean of veterinary, animal and biomedical science faculty, chairmen of department, senior teachers, researchers and Phd students attended the seminar.
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