02 Dec 2020  • 

Source tracking of antimicrobial resistance in emerging countries


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The global increase of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is among the greatest threats to human, animal and environmental health. AMR is the ability of .. Read more a microorganism, such as bacteria or virus, to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics and antivirals) from working against it. The risk of a post-antibiotic era has to be considered, were common infections and minor injuries can be lethal again. Predicting AMR exposure is difficult as routine water quality monitoring programmes rarely include AMR indicators. As such, an urgent need exists to characterise AMR in emerging countries, both to define current conditions, but also to develop models for predicting conditions with limited data. This project combines newly collected AMR field data for a Southeast Asian river catchment with a parametrised AMR model to help local stakeholders identify optimal interventions to reduce AMR spread. RSPH Members are drawn from all walks of life but share one thing in common - a passion for public health.

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