martes, 11 de diciembre de 2018

Reports and Publications | Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance | CDC

Reports and Publications | Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance | CDC

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Initiatives for Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

Today, CDC, with the United Kingdom Science and Innovation Network and the Wellcome Trust, released Initiatives for Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Environment. The corresponding reports—an executive summary and a technical white paper—highlight data identifying the potential for the environment (e.g., soil and water) to be a source of antimicrobial-resistant germs that can affect human health.
AMR can be found in places like water and soil, but how it spreads in the environment and impacts human health is unknown. The reports highlight the need for more research to address knowledge gaps and evaluate the potential risk that antimicrobials and resistant germs in the environment pose to human health. The reports include knowledge gaps and measures that could be most important for mitigating risks.
As a shared global challenge, it is necessary to better understand risks, prioritize action, and cultivate a collaborative global approach to AMR in the environment. The reports are an outcome of a co-hosted International Environmental AMR Forum, which included international technical experts, government officials, and other key stakeholders in Vancouver, Canada in April 2018. The meeting topics included human and animal waste, pharmaceutical manufacturing waste, and use of antimicrobial pesticides for crops.
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