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Antimicrobial resistance in the food chain and the AGISAR initiative

Aidara-Kane, Awa; Andremont, Antoine; Collignon, Peter

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Antimicrobial resistance is a major threat that medicine is now facing because bacteria have developed a strong defensive response to the increasing use of antibiotics. Bacteria have been able (i) to transfer to pathogens resistance genes naturally present in antibiotic producing organisms and the environment, and (ii) to evolve pre-existing enzymes to inhibit recently developed synthetic antibiotics. Resistance affects all types of antibiotics. In contrast, innovation in antibiotic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77564
Source: Journal of Infection and Public Health
DOI: 10.1016/j.jiph.2013.04.001

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