Overview: Global and Local Impact of Antibiotic Resistance.

Title

Overview: Global and Local Impact of Antibiotic Resistance.

Creator

Watkins Richard R; Bonomo Robert A

Publisher

Infectious disease clinics of North America

Date

2016
2016-06

Description

The rapid and ongoing spread of antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to global public health. The indiscriminant use of antibiotics in agriculture and human medicine along with increasingly connected societies has fueled the distribution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These factors together have led to rising numbers of infections caused by multidrug-resistant and pan-resistant bacteria, with increases in morbidity and mortality. This article summarizes the trends in antibiotic resistance, discusses the impact of antibiotic resistance on society, and reviews the use of antibiotics in agriculture. Feasible ways to tackle antibiotic resistance to avert a post-antibiotic era are suggested.

Subject

*Agriculture; *Antibiotic resistance; *Bacterial Infections/drug therapy/microbiology/prevention & control; *Drug Resistance; *Global Health; *Infections; *Public health; *Public Health; Agriculture; Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology/therapeutic use; Bacteria/drug effects; Bacterial; Humans; United States

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

313–322

Issue

2

Volume

30

Citation

Watkins Richard R; Bonomo Robert A, “Overview: Global and Local Impact of Antibiotic Resistance.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 14, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3591.

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