Antibiotic Resistance Spreads Internationally Across Borders.

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Antibiotic Resistance Spreads Internationally Across Borders.

J Law Med Ethics. 2015 Jun;43 Suppl 3:12-6

Authors: Barlam TF, Gupta K

Abstract
Antibiotic-resistant (ABR) bacteria develop when bacteria are exposed to antibiotics either during treatments in humans or animals or through environmental sources contaminated with antibiotic residues. Resistant bacteria selected by medical, agricultural, and industrial use spread globally through international travel, the export of animals and retail products, and the environment. It is essential that nations work together to identify how to reduce emergence and amplification of resistant bacteria through sensible antibiotic treatment guidelines and restrictions, concerted efforts for surveillance, and infection control.

PMID: 26243237 [PubMed - in process]