A Survey of Prevalence and Phenotypic and Genotypic Assessment of Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria Isolated from Ready-To-Eat Food Samples Collected from Tehran Province, Iran

Ready to eat food products like burgers, salami, grilled mushroom, falafel, chicken nuggets and Mexican corn are a popular choice of food among the Iranian population. However, the quality of raw materials and hygiene conditions are poor, leading to bacterial contamination. One of the major food borne disease causing bacterium…

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Awareness Campaign for Children- “Man vs Microbes: Who will win? “
Man Vs. Microbes: Who will win?

Awareness Campaign for Children- “Man vs Microbes: Who will win? “

The medical discovery of antibiotics is most significant, as it saved many lives from untreated infections. But the scientists involved in the discovery, also warned about the possibility of bacteria becoming resistant to these drugs – a situation named as Antibiotic resistance (ABR). It is a condition where the bacteria…

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Understanding Antibiotic Usage on Small-Scale Dairy Farms in the Indian States of Assam and Haryana Using a Mixed-Methods Approach—Outcomes and Challenges

The unnecessary use and misuse of of antibiotics in humans and animals contributes to the emergence of antibiotic resistance. Though India is world’s  leading producer of milk, it also ranks fourth in the usage of antibiotics in the livestock. However little data exists highlighting how antibiotics are used in dairy…

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International Workshop on “Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Food Chain: An Alarming Situation” by Chitkara University

Team PREVENT IT organized the first international online workshop on 1st October 2021. The theme of the event was ‘Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Food Chain: An Alarming Situation’. It gave the participants an opportunity to gain the knowledge from eminent speakers from various parts of India and Europe.…

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Antimicrobial Resistance: A Challenge Awaiting the Post COVID-19 Era

Antimicrobial resistance and Covid-19 are dual threat to humans. Social distancing, using masks and frequent hand hygiene is the key to prevent covid-19 infection. A sudden increase in usage of hand sanitiser and other non-pharmaceutical approaches is observed during the current pandemic situation. Do these practices have any role in…

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Use of e-Newsletter in creating awareness on Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a big threat worldwide. The key solution is to follow the strategic guidelines proposed in National Action plan. The first strategic objective is to ‘Improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance’ through communication, IEC resources and education & training. Here, the target audience corresponds to all the…

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Antimicrobial resistance research in a post-pandemic world: Insights on antimicrobial resistance research in the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) pandemic is expected to impact bacterial infection transmission and the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The confirmed overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat individuals infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) had impacted positively to cause AMR. In this regard, the…

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