Researchers are worried about the fast development and spread of "superbugs," which are bacteria that do not respond to antibiotics. For the first time, scientists have found potent superbugs in the remote High Arctic of Norway, which they fear does not bode well for the future of antibiotic treatments.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Antimicrobial Resistance Center, together with the MARCH and Malaria Centres will jointly host the Mass Drug Administration and Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium on 20 February 2019 in London, UK and by live stream. This symposium will bring together academics from a range of relevant disciplines to discuss the state of evidence, and draw out a future integrated research agenda that addresses potential hurdles with this approach, including concerns about antimicrobial resistance.
The plans outline the UK's contribution to containing and controlling antimicrobial resistance in health, animals, the environment, and the food chain.
Host-directed therapy can boost a patient’s immune response instead of relying only on antibiotics.
One study in Germany, has shown a distinct relationship between antimicrobial usage, biosecurity measures and farm performance in farrow-to-finish farms.
This Checklist is designed to help hospitals assess whether their antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) contain core essential elements for success.
The Checklist for Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Programming was based on an expert panel's review of published scientific research and existing checklists.
Resistant strains of bacteria can soldier through a dose of beta-lactam antibiotics with little disturbance to their population levels. Resilient strains, however, suffer a population crash before their community can secrete enough beta-lactamase enzymes to degrade the antibiotic to a tolerable level.
Public health officials have been instructed to check on pharmacies and antibiotics manufacturers that may have distributed amoxicillin for farms – reportedly used widely in northern and central orange orchards – as it could lead to drug resistance or even fatal allergies in humans.
The EFFORT project coordinated the collection of samples from various animal sources in nine countries. They also collected data on farm practices, and how farms are managed and make use of antibiotics.