Michele White-Samuels mslucia at
Sat Mar 18 10:08:03 EST 2000

   I think this would be a very good and valid news/discussion group.  I like
what you're saying.  Antibiotics are definitely used too often and we will soon
have a large population of resistant bacteria to deal with.

Andreas Toba wrote:

> Hi I don't know if this is correct to do in this newsgroup...
> I'd like to start a discussion about Antibiotics and Heavy metals resistance
> in bacteria...
> First idea:
>     I find out that many resistance genes are carried by plasmids and thus
> the resistance spread with ease in the bacterial population of a given
> ecosystem...
>     If we keep the indiscriminated use of antibiotics, and the discharge or
> residual water directly in our water sources we'll be facing a really big
> health problem sooner or later...
> Andreas Toba
> (excuse my english)
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