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Correspondence: Reply to Cohen and Denning

Collignon, Peter; Conly, John M; Andremont, Antoine; McEwen, Scott A.; Aidara-Kane, Awa


To the Editor — We agree with Cohen and Denning [1] that the large-scale use of antifungals in agriculture on crops is a potential threat to human populations, because resistant fungi that develop can be transmitted to humans [2]. We also agree that the issue of antimicrobial resistance should not be confined solely to the large-scale use of antibiotics. Overuse of antifungals (especially azole use) is an important issue. We also need to be concerned about possible large-scale use of antivirals...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-04-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1093/cid/cix061


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