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Amid ongoing angst about antibiotic resistance, a new report finds wide differences in how these medicines are used in 65 countries and territories, underscoring concerns that some countries may be overusing antibiotics while that access may be insufficient elsewhere.

Specifically, overall antibiotic use ranged widely, from 4.4 to 64.4 so-called defined daily doses per 1,000 residents per day in 2015, according to the World Health Organization, which released the first such review of global consumption of the medicines. The lowest usage was found in Burundi, while antibiotic use was highest in Mongolia.

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