Special Issue "Comparative Studies of Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria of Animals and Humans"
A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
Interests: staphylococci; Gram-negative; antimicrobial resistance; virulence; human pathogens
Interests: antimicrobial resistance; virulence; animal pathogens
Interests: staphylococci; Gram-negative; antimicrobial resistance; human pathogens; NGS
Interests: staphylococci; antimicrobial resistance; virulence; molecular typing; NGS
The discovery of antimicrobial agents in the mid-twentieth century revolutionized the management and treatment of bacterial infections. Infections that would normally have been fatal became curable. Ever since then, antimicrobial agents have saved the lives of millions of people. However, these gains are now seriously jeopardized by the rapid emergence and spread of microbes that are resistant to antimicrobials.
Antimicrobials are used for therapy and prevention of diseases and are still used for growth-promotion in food animal productions in some countries. Resistance may spread from animals to humans and vice versa directly or indirectly via antimicrobial resistance genes. Effective therapy should be instituted without delay with antibiotics that are empirically selected based on the most probable pathogens and the local prevalence of resistant strains. However, these data are frequently not available.
In this Special Issue, we welcome original articles, short communications and mini-reviews on the antimicrobial resistance situation in bacteria of animal and human origins (this includes pathogenic, commensal and zoonotic bacteria), the transfer of livestock-associated antimicrobial resistance determinants to human bacteria, and conversely.
Prof. Dr. Olivier Denis
Prof. Dr. Marie Archambault
Dr. Sandrine Roisin
Dr. Maria A. Argudín
Manuscript Submission Information
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Veterinary Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- Molecular typing
- antimicrobial resistance
- food animals
- companion animals