Namibia ’s ban on antibiotics in healthy animals drives meat exports

Namibia ’s ban on antibiotics in healthy animals drives meat exports
Source: WHO Feature Stories - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], African Region [region], Feature [doctype], Namibia [country] Source Type: news

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ConclusionThis study highlights the need to establish a robust national AMR surveillance system that enables data from Lebanon to be included in global AMR maps.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionThe number of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship measures implemented were considerably higher compared to previous studies. This could lead to a reduction of the prevalence of HAIs, antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance. Further studies are needed to monitor these aspect.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
(American Society for Microbiology) A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß -lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block the VCC-1 enzyme, which disables that resistance gene.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) - The widespread use of antimicrobials, particularly antibiotics, has accelerated the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in microbes. A recent report by the Health and Social Care Committee called for AMR to be a ‘top five policy priority’. This POSTnote evaluates the main reservoirs of AMR microbes arising from the use of antimicrobials in both humans and animals.POSTnoteMore detail 
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs
Ming-Horng Tsai, Jen-Fu Hsu, Mei-Yin Lai, Lee-Chung Lin, Shih-Ming Chu, Hsuan-Rong Huang, Ming-Chou Chiang, Ren-Huei Fu, Jang-Jih Lu
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Bacterial UTI persists as one of the most common infections affecting all age groups and both genders. As in other countries, E. coli ranks first in Mexico, with 67.28%, and nearly 50% of the strains produce ESBL. PMID: 30768071 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Cirugia y Cirujanos - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Cir Cir Source Type: research
ConclusionsClinton River water contains isolates with ESBL genes identical to clinical isolates and possessing virulence properties, thus it could be a potential reservoir in causing human infections.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our present study indicated, for the first time, that ABS could act against H. pylori. ABS is clinically used for the management of GI bleeding due to benign and malignant GI lesions. Thus, the possible anti-H. pylori effect of ABS shall expand the therapeutic spectrum of the drug in GI lesions in relation to H. pylori infection such as peptic ulser disease (PUD) and lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomagenesis. PMID: 30761849 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusion: The frequency of virulence genes was not significantly different between pyelonephritis and cystitis UPEC strains in the studied patients, but the prevalence rates of hlyA and papC genes were higher among UPEC strains isolated from inpatients compared to outpatients; hence, they could be considered as useful targets for prophylactic interventions. PMID: 30761847 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the metronidazole susceptibility and distribution of nim genes in Bacteroides spp. clinical isolates in India. The relationship among strains harbouring nim genes and their susceptibility to metronidazole was also analysed.MethodsA total of 42 Bacteroides spp. clinical isolates were identified using an advanced MALDI-TOF system. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for metronidazole were determined by the agar dilution method. Bacterial DNA was extracted and was subjected to nim gene PCR and the amplified PCR products were sequenced to determine the prevalent nim types.ResultsBacteroides f...
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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