Emerging antibiotic resistance: a global threat and critical healthcare problem

Authors

  • Claudio Rocha U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit N° 6, Callao, Peru.
  • Nathanael D. Reynolds U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit N° 6, Callao, Peru.
  • Mark P. Simons U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit N° 6, Callao, Peru.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2015.321.1586

Keywords:

Antibiotic resistance, bacterial, Cross Infection, Anti-bacterial agents

Abstract

After the development and mass commercialization of antibiotics, pathogenic and environmental bacteria have developed resistance to antibiotics since the last century, so that the infection caused by antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs) could be considered an emerging infection. As a result, its control should be prioritized as a threat to all nations, regardless of territory and economic situation. Increased surveillance in the United States, Europe and East Asia has illustrated the rapid spread leading to an increasing burden of infections caused by AROs. However, the information available in countries of continued development in Latin America is limited. This review describes recent information on AROs surveillance studies in Latin America as well as common sources of AROs and possible strategies for their control.

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Published

2015-04-02

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Symposium

How to Cite

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Rocha C, Reynolds ND, Simons MP. Emerging antibiotic resistance: a global threat and critical healthcare problem. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2015 Apr. 2 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];32(1):139-45. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1586

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