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Scientists are seeing high rates of treatment failure as they struggle to eliminate the disease in the region.
"There can not be more than one decision-making center," Kalenga says.
Over the past 2 decades, the prevalence of nonprescription antibiotic use ranged from 1% to 66%.
Almost 500 cases are tied to backyard poultry, and nearly 100 infections are linked to dog treats.
With 10 new cases yesterday and 14 today, the outbreak has grown to 2,546 cases, and deaths have topped 1,700.
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