Wild birds have been identified as sentinels, reservoirs, and potential antibiotic resistance spreaders. A variety of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been discovered from wild bird species. Several investigations have found that resistant bacteria are transmitted to wild birds by human rest products. There is evidence that wild birds can spread resistant bacteria through migration, as well as those resistant bacteria can be passed from birds to people and vice versa. Further research on the geographical and temporal distribution of resistant bacteria in wild birds will allow us to better assess their significance and, as a result, assist to minimise the growing worldwide problem of antibiotic resistance.
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