Age and the risk of resistant pathogens

Starting to read the February Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark (https://accesstomedicinefoundation.org/publications/2019-methodology-for-the-2020-antimicrobial-resistance-benchmark) the following citation directly hits me: “In recent decades, AMR has become widespread, irrespective of national income levels. In Europe, drug-resistant bacteria are responsible for more than 670,000 infections and 33,000 deaths annually, costing EUR 1 billion in annual healthcare expenditure. Each year in the US, […]

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Maximum Residue Levels in times of Antibiotic Resistance

Many food animals cope with overcrowding, transport, disease, lack of exercise, aka stress 1 2 , while farmers aim to maximize food production for an ever demanding market. To bring out the best of both worlds, the food animal industry’s medical cabinet contains a wide range of anti-infectious agents, antibiotics, anti-parasitics, tranquillizers, psychotic drugs, corticoides, and […]

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