Dr John Fairbrother | Redefining High Risk Clones in Animal Populations

Jun 13, 2023 | biology, health and medicine

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Antimicrobial drugs treat infections by killing or slowing the growth of the responsible pathogens. However, antimicrobial resistance occurs when the bacteria develop defence mechanisms against the very drugs intended to kill them. Infections due to resistant bacteria can be extremely difficult and even impossible to treat, meaning that antimicrobial resistance presents a major threat to animal, environmental and human health. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘High Risk Clone: A Proposal of Criteria Adapted to the One Health Context with Application to Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in the Pig Population’, in Antibiotics, doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10030244


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