Towards monitoring of antimicrobial resistance in the environment: For what reasons, how to implement it, and what are the data needs?

  15 September 2023

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global threat to human and animal health and well-being. To understand AMR dynamics, it is important to monitor resistant bacteria and resistance genes in all relevant settings. However, while monitoring of AMR has been implemented in clinical and veterinary settings, comprehensive monitoring of AMR in the environment is almost completely lacking. Yet, the environmental dimension of AMR is critical for understanding the dissemination routes and selection of resistant microorganisms, as well as the human health risks related to environmental AMR. Here, we outline important knowledge gaps that impede implementation of environmental AMR monitoring.

Further reading: Environment International
Author(s): Johan Bengtsson-Palme et al
Clean Environment  


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