Combining Stool and Stories: Exploring Antimicrobial Resistance Among a Longitudinal Cohort of International Health Students

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a developing global public health concern having bio-social aspect in it. Although AMR is a biological phenomenon, the factors that contribute to the emergence and spread of resistance genes are largely social, and include antibiotic prescription and usage behaviour, and waste management. The World Health Organization…

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An Update on Eight “New” Antibiotics against Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

The incidence of antibiotic resistance is here and is increasing at a higher pace globally. The patients visiting hospital for treatment nowadays end up losing life because of deadly infections caused by drug resistant bacteria, especially Gram-negative bacteria. Further, low financial investment and lack of innovation in the development of…

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Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment

Antibiotic resistance has evolved to become a global health challenge with increasing ability of the bacterial species to tolerate antibiotics. Despite presence of several barriers to the flow of genes, the bacteria continuously acquire antibiotic resistance factors from other species. The transmission of antibiotic resistance gene are known to occur…

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