Infectious diseases, domestic livestock and misuse of antibiotics
Most of the infectious diseases that have affected human populations throughout history, come from the domestication of animals (mammals and birds especially), with whom we began to coexist closely after the agricultural revolution.
In the twenty-first century, the extension of large industrial holdings of domestic livestock and the arbitrary use of antibiotics to stimulate growth and prevent diseases in healthy animals, is contributing to the increase of bacteria resistant to many diseases, both in domestic livestock, as in the humans.
WHO recommends encouraging and applying good practices in all links of the production of food of animal and plant origin, so that the hygiene and welfare of animals is improved and that antibiotics are administered only under veterinary supervision. It would be fundamental that from the responsible political instances, the necessary legislative measures were developed, and that the different professionals and businessmen that cover the food chains, (from the points of sale to the most sophisticated restorers, contribute to their application, development and knowledge) .