Special Issue "Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention and Control"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)
Prof. Dr. Mary Barton
Division of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
Interests: antibiotic resistance; human foodborne disease; zoonotic disease
World Health Day 2011 highlighted antimicrobial resistance as an issue – “antimicrobial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow”. With some bacterial infections we are almost back to the pre-antibiotic era because of lack of therapeutic options due to antimicrobial resistance. Currently there is particular concern about multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria such as NDM-metallo-beta lactamase producing organisms and carbapenemase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae.and there are many other highly resistant organisms, both Gram-negative and Gram-positive as well. MRSA has moved from being a health facility infection to a community infection, pan-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis is now a reality. Few new classes of antimicrobials are in the pipe line so what do we need to do to ensure that we will have effective therapies for bacterial infections into the future? How can we prevent the emergence of new antimicrobial resistance problems and control the ones we already have? This special issue has a focus on antimicrobial resistance, not just the current and ballooning problem but what we can do to rectify the situation. Papers addressing any issues relevant to antimicrobial resistance are invited and especially those addressing strategies to improve control of use of antimicrobials or prevent and control emergence of resistance.
Prof. Dr. Mary Barton
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- antimicrobial resistance
- resistance genes