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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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 Event 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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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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