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World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals

Aidara-Kane, Awa; Angulo, Frederick J; Conly, John M; Minato, Yuki; Silbergeld, Ellen K; McEwen, Scott A.; Collignon, Peter


Background: Antimicrobial use in food-producing animals selects for antimicrobial resistance that can be transmitted to humans via food or other transmission routes. The World Health Organization (WHO) in 2005 ranked the medical importance of antimicrobials used in humans. In late 2017, to preserve the effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials for humans, WHO released guidelines on use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals that incorporated the latest WHO rankings. Methods: WHO...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
DOI: 10.1186/s13756-017-0294-9
Access Rights: Open Access


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