Symposium scheduled to study antibiotic resistant diseases

Symposium to be held Wednesday through Friday

ATLANTA, Ga. - The National Institute for Animal Agriculture is hosting a symposium to study certain diseases.  The institute wants to look into diseases in humans and animals that are resistant to antibiotic treatment as it has become a growing concern in the medical community. 

The institute is holding the symposium from Wednesday through Friday. 

National Institute for Animal Agriculture officials say the medical field sees hundreds of thousands of antibiotic-resistant diseases causing foodborne illnesses each year, just in the United States.  They say there's an estimated 410,000 illnesses annually.  The Institute says experts are looking into the link between antibiotics used in livestock and the antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs. 

The symposium will take place at the Crowne Plaza Midtown Hotel. 

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