Antimicrobial resistance in humans, livestock and the wider environment

@inproceedings{Woolhouse2015AntimicrobialRI,
  title={Antimicrobial resistance in humans, livestock and the wider environment},
  author={Mark Woolhouse and Melissa M Ward and B A D van Bunnik and Jeremy Farrar},
  booktitle={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2015}
}
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans is inter-linked with AMR in other populations, especially farm animals, and in the wider environment. The relatively few bacterial species that cause disease in humans, and are the targets of antibiotic treatment, constitute a tiny subset of the overall diversity of bacteria that includes the gut microbiota and vast numbers in the soil. However, resistance can pass between these different populations; and homologous resistance genes have been found in… CONTINUE READING

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