Understanding the Complexities of Antibiotic Prescribing Behaviour in Acute Hospitals: A Systematic Review and Meta-Ethnography

The injudicious use of antibiotics stands as the number one reason for the development and spread of antibiotic resistance in humans. This is further intensified due to the human behaviours which are intensely intertwined with antibiotic use and practices. Inappropriate prescription of antibiotics by the healthcare professional is an issue.…

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From the Farms to the Dining Table: The Distribution and Molecular Characteristics of Antibiotic-Resistant Enterococcus spp. in Intensive Pig Farming in South Africa

Access to enough safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health. Thus, food safety seems to be the major point of concern and the reason behind foodborne diseases must be looked at carefully. The more concerning issue is the development of non-responsiveness of these disease-causing…

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Environmental Hotspots for Antibiotic Resistance Genes

Misuse of antibiotics in humans, animals and plants lead to the development of antibiotic resistance. This phenomenon is not confined to humans or animals alone. Antibiotic resistance gets transferred between humans, animals, and the environment through antibiotic resistance genes. The soil and water contain diverse microbial communities. Antibiotic misuse coupled…

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Prevalence and Multidrug Resistance Pattern of Methicillin Resistant S. aureus Isolated from Frozen Chicken Meat in Bangladesh

The World Health Organization (WHO) characterizes food-borne diseases as “disease of infectious or toxic nature caused by consumption of food or water. Out of various food-borne pathogens, infections by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are continuously expanding within the community. Methicillin resistance in this bacterial species is very alarming for human…

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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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