With its current antibiotic resistance rate, the United Kingdom is the largest exporters of antibiotics in the world, according to a report from the United Nations’ World Health Organization.
According to the report, the UK is the seventh largest producer of antibiotics worldwide.
The United States was the second biggest exporter last year, followed by the United Arab Emirates, with a total of 2,632 tonnes.
But according to the study, the U.K. exported more antibiotics to developing countries than any other country.
“The U.S. is the second largest producer and exporter in terms of the number of tonnes of antibiotics that it exports to developing nations, following the United Republic of Tanzania,” the report said.
Antibiotic resistance has become a global issue because it is difficult to prevent and control outbreaks, said Dr. James Faderman, director of the Center for International Cooperation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
In a country where only 2% of the population has access to antibiotics, and where the antibiotic supply is so limited, the potential for antibiotic resistance to spread is significant, he said.
“It is not surprising that the U