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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

AMR develops when bacteria, fungi or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals. As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible.
AMR is considered the biggest global threat of Health and Food Safety.

AMR Insights:

For Environmental experts, officials and other professionals who wish to prevent the further spreading of Antimicrobial resistance, AMR Insights offers selected, global information and data, specific education and extensive networking and partnering opportunities.

AMR Insights is for:

  • Environmental Researchers at universities and research institutes
  • Environmental Experts at research and consultancy firms
  • Labtechnicians at environmental quality laboratories
  • Senior officials at national authorities and regulatory authorities staff
  • Environmental Experts at drinking water, sewage and soil remediation companies

Latest Topics

  •   18 September 2020

    Superbugs in the ocean: what beached whales can teach us about antibiotic resistance

    Researchers found that more than half of the bacteria collected from stranded cetaceans in the Philippines showed antimicrobial resistance to commonly used drugs.

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  •   14 September 2020

    Understand and Control AMR Emergence and Spread from Hospital and Municipal Wastewater

    Residues of antimicrobial drugs and their metabolites, antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), and antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARBs), are continuously introduced into the aquatic environment from hospital wastewater discharges and municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents.

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  •   09 September 2020

    Safe thresholds for antibiotics in sewage needed to help combat antibiotic resistance

    New research reveals current understanding of safe antibiotic levels in rivers may not prevent evolution of antibiotic resistance and fully protect human health.

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