After years of testing, the FDA concluded this year that the health of at least 5,000 Americans is affected each year by the use of these drugs in
These people eat animals that are carrying resistant campylobacter bacteria because the animals were treated with fluoroquinolones. If the bacteria
make people sick and they seek treatment, fluoroquinolones will be far less effective than normal. This could be life-threatening to the elderly, to
children and to people with depressed immune systems.