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New study reports concerning levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria from aquatic food animals in Asia

Professor Joakim Larsson: "In this paper, we present a systematic review and meta-analysis of 749 point prevalence surveys reporting antibiotic-resistant bacteria from aquatic food animals in Asia, extracted from 343 articles published in 2000–2019"

In this new paper entitled Twenty-year trends in antimicrobial resistance from aquaculture and fisheries in Asia, published in Nature Communications, the authors summarize current evidence on AMR in aquatic food animals in Asia using a systematic review of point prevalence surveys. They’ve mapped AMR levels at 10 km resolution, provided a baseline to monitor future AMR trends, and identified regions where future surveillance efforts should be prioritized.

The study was led by Prof Tomas Boeckel at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich in collaboration with e.g. CARe

 

Read the full article here:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-25655-8