Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance still a ‘threat to public health’

Antimicrobial resistance still a ‘threat to public health’

By Aidan Fortune

Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials, according to a new report published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

India to limit antibiotics used in meat production

India to limit antibiotics used in meat production

By Oscar Rousseau

Limits to the amount of antibiotics used in meat production have been proposed by India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to combat the risk of antimicrobial resistance.

The tough antibiotic vancomycin fights bacteria in three different ways

Modified antibiotic won't change meat sector plans

By Oscar Rousseau

A modified antibiotic that is more potent to bacteria and could make it easier to fight life-threatening superbugs is unlikely to change meat industry plans to cut medicine use.

Graziano da Silva, director general of the FAO, wants more help from Europe to combat antimicrobial resistance

FAO calls for antimicrobial resistance action

By Oscar Rousseau

More effort is needed from Europe to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), claims the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Tackling the so-called antibiotics apocalypse requires a global solution

Antimicrobial resistance fear grows

By Aaron McDonald

Research has found that bacteria in humans, food and animals continue to show resistance to the most widely used antimicrobials, leading to concerns in the European food industry. 

Guidance on the use of antibiotics in livestock has been issued by the European Commission

Antimicrobial guidance published by European Commission

By Keith Nuthall

Guidance on curbing the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in livestock rearing across the EU, including the injection of eggs by poultry producers, has been released by the European Commission (EC). 

IFAH has appealed to those engaged in animal health to use antibiotics responsibly

Conference calls for responsible use of livestock antibiotics

By Oli Haenlein

The 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam recently drew to a close, and the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) has appealed to those engaged in animal health to use antibiotics responsibly.

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