Special Issue "Transmission of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Genes: Unveiling the Jigsaw Pieces of a One Health Problem"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: bacteriology and antibiotic resistance; clinical microbiology; diagnostics and infectious diseases; surveillance; typing; public health; food safety; omics high-throughput methods; genetic basis for transmission of antibiotic resistance and typing of emergent antibiotic resistance mechanisms; epidemiology and evolution of Enterococcus from different hosts
Interests: bacteriology; resistance to antibiotics and other compounds (e.g., metals and disinfectants); clinical microbiology; food safety; surveillance; typing; epidemiology and ecology of Gram-positive bacteria (e.g., Enterococcus, Staphylococcus); evolution of Enterococcus clones and mobile genetic elements
The evolution of antibiotic resistance among bacterial pathogens is a complex and multifactorial process requiring urgent concerted global efforts. A One Health approach integrating human, animal, and environmental surveillance data is crucial to counteract the spread of multidrug-resistant pathogens and develop efficient control strategies. To better understand the dynamics influencing the selection and transmission of resistance, this Special Issue aims to bring together research studies related to the transmission of antibiotic-resistant (ABR) bacterial pathogens within and between different hosts and environments; the impact of emergent clones and mobile genetic elements in ABR persistence and dissemination; or focusing on different drivers promoting ABR transmission. Papers suggesting strategies to limit the transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes are also welcome.
This issue intends to enlarge the available literature regarding the transmission of multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens in recent collections from both clinical and non-clinical contexts.
Dr. Ana R. Freitas
Asst. Prof. Carla Novais
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- Transmission of bacterial pathogens
- Antibiotic Resistance surveillance & epidemiology
- Virulence & Biofilm production in antibiotic-resistant bacteria
- Clones and mobile genetic elements promoting transmission of antibiotic resistance
- Genomics and Bioinformatic Analysis
- Genetics and Evolution
- Infection prevention and control
- One Health