Prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacterales in Africa’s water-plant-food interface: A meta-analysis (2010–2022)

  30 March 2023

Multidrug-resistant extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacterales is regarded as a critical health issue, yet, surveillance in the water-plant-food interface remains low, especially in Africa.

Globally, AMR surveillance programmes recognize ESBL- and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales as vectors of great importance in AMR gene dissemination. However, in low- and middle-income countries, such as those in Africa, challenges to implementing effective and sustainable AMR surveillance programmes remain. This review emphasizes the need for improved surveillance, standardized methods and documentation of resistance gene dissemination across the farm-to-fork continuum in Africa.

Author(s): Loandi Richter et al
Clean Environment  


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