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    Tackling antibiotic resistance: the environmental framework

    Berendonk, Thomas U. and Manaia, Célia M. and Merlin, Christophe and Fatta‑Kassinos, Despo and Cytryn, Eddie and Walsh, Fiona and Bürgmann, Helmut and Sørum, Henning and Norström, Madelaine and Pon, Marie-Noëlle and Kreuzinger, Norbert and Huovinen, Pentti and Stefani, Stefania and Schwartz, Thomas and Kisand, Veljo and Baquero, Fernando and Martinez, Jose Luis (2015) Tackling antibiotic resistance: the environmental framework. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 13. pp. 310-317. ISSN 1740-1534

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    Antibiotic resistance is a threat to human and animal health worldwide, and key measures are required to reduce the risks posed by antibiotic resistance genes that occur in the environment. These measures include the identification of critical points of control, the development of reliable surveillance and risk assessment procedures, and the implementation of technological solutions that can prevent environmental contamination with antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes. In this Opinion article, we discuss the main knowledge gaps, the future research needs and the policy and management options that should be prioritized to tackle antibiotic resistance in the environment.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Berendonk, T., Manaia, C., Merlin, C. et al. Tackling antibiotic resistance: the environmental framework. Nat Rev Microbiol 13, 310–317 (2015).
    Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance; Environmental microbiology; Policy and public health in microbiology; Soil microbiology; Water microbiology;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Biology
    Item ID: 13681
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    Depositing User: Fiona Walsh
    Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 16:28
    Journal or Publication Title: Nature Reviews Microbiology
    Publisher: Nature Research
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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