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Human Health Consequences of Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Aquaculture

Heuer, Ole; Kruse, Hilde; Grave, Kari; Collignon, Peter; Karunasagar, Iddya; Angulo, Frederick J

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Intensive use of antimicrobial agents in aquaculture provides a selective pressure creating reservoirs of drug-resistant bacteria and transferable resistance genes in fish pathogens and other bacteria in the aquatic environment. From these reservoirs, resistance genes may disseminate by horizontal gene transfer and reach human pathogens, or drug-resistant pathogens from the aquatic environment may reach humans directly. Horizontal gene transfer may occur in the aquaculture environment, in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36505
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1086/605667

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