Antibiotic resistance: How wild are wild mammals?

@article{sterblad2001AntibioticRH,
  title={Antibiotic resistance: How wild are wild mammals?},
  author={Monica {\"O}sterblad and Kai Norrdahl and Erkki Korpim{\"a}ki and Pentti Huovinen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={409},
  pages={37-38}
}
In bacteria associated with humans, antimicrobial resistance is common, both in clinical isolates and in the less-studied commensal flora, and it is thought that commensal and environmental bacteria might be a hidden reservoir of resistance. Gilliver et al. have reported that resistance is also prevalent in faecal bacteria from wild rodents living in northwest England. Here we test the faeces of moose, deer and vole in Finland and find an almost complete absence of resistance in enterobacteria… CONTINUE READING

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