A current perspective on antimicrobial resistance in Southeast Asia.


Zellweger, RM; Carrique-Mas, J; Limmathurotsakul, D; Day, NPJ; Thwaites, GE; Baker, S; Southeast Asia Antimicrobial Resistance Network, ; (2017) A current perspective on antimicrobial resistance in Southeast Asia. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. ISSN 0305-7453 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkx260

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Abstract

Southeast Asia, a vibrant region that has recently undergone unprecedented economic development, is regarded as a global hotspot for the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Understanding AMR in Southeast Asia is crucial for assessing how to control AMR on an international scale. Here we (i) describe the current AMR situation in Southeast Asia, (ii) explore the mechanisms that make Southeast Asia a focal region for the emergence of AMR, and (iii) propose ways in which Southeast Asia could contribute to a global solution.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Pathogen Molecular Biology
PubMed ID: 28961709
Web of Science ID: 413464200001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/4468724

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