Special Issue “Antimicrobial Resistance: From the Environment to Human Health”

  27 March 2021

Since the 1940s, humans have developed new drugs and consumption has increased significantly in the last 15 years. This global phenomenon is now a major public health concern due to Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR is a severe threat to both human and animal health. Indeed, the spread across systems can occur through a number of pathways, both related and unrelated to agriculture, comprising the wastewater, soils, manure applications, direct exchange between humans and animals, and food consumption. Characterizing the presence in the environment (baseline assessment of the AMR prevalence) and managing human health risks due to exposure to resistant organisms requires national and international interdisciplinary cooperation. In fact, a holistic approach such as the One Health approach is needed to tackle this public health menace. This Special Issue includes 19 papers (16 articles and 3 reviews) that collectively provide novel information about this topic.

Further reading: Microorganisms
Author(s): Carla Viegas and Susana Viegas
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