Approaching any issue from a One Health perspective necessitates looking at the interactions of people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants, and our environment. For antimicrobial resistance this includes antimicrobial use (and abuse) in the human, animal and environmental sectors. More importantly, the spread of resistant bacteria and resistance determinants within and between these sectors and globally must be addressed.
A team of Bolivian and Swedish researchers has found evidence of diarrheal pathogens and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in samples from an urban waterway in Bolivia, according to a study yesterday in PLOS One.
At present, there is a key knowledge gap in our understanding of the pathways in which AMR is transmitted between the environment, animals and humans, and more research on this is needed in order to design effective interventions and reduce risk.
Summary of “Functional screening for triclosan resistance in a wastewater metagenome and isolates of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. from a large Canadian healthcare region.”
Genes detected in antibiotic-resistant superbugs in the High Arctic originated in India, a new study finds.