Exposing antibiotic resistance in natural environments

  10 November 2020

Research conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School, the University of Hong Kong, and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca revealed that low concentrations of antibiotics in the environment could be contributing to the evolution of antibiotic resistance.

The study adds to a growing concern about the environmental dimension of antibiotic resistance, and identifies the environment as a factor that needs to be seriously considered in future AMR prevention efforts – on an equal footing with antibiotic exposure in humans and animals.

 

Further reading: University of Exeter
Author(s): Aimee Murray
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International Matchmaking Symposium 18 November 2020

Emerging Antimicrobials & Diagnostics in AMR 2020

 

4th AMR Insights International Symposium to provide an international online podium for emerging preventives, new antimicrobial strategies, microbial diagnostics and related (platform) technologies.

 

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