The benefits and risks of mass antibiotic use for reducing child mortality

Mass administration of azithromycin to young children at risk of dying could reduce harmful intestinal pathogenic bacteria and impact survival, but also increase antibiotic resistance.

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Bhutta, Z.A. The benefits and risks of mass antibiotic use for reducing child mortality. Nat Med 25, 1332–1334 (2019).

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