Do wildlife have a role in the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance?

by | Aug 19, 2016 | Antimicrobial resistance, My Write Ups

MomanyiNK (150)A recent (16 August 2016) publication by Arnold et al. tries to dymistify “the possible role of wildlife in the dissemination of AMR, specifically how wildlife might acquire and transport AMR and the potential for them to transmit AMR to humans and livestock.”

The authors note that “little is known about the flow and fate of AMR in the natural environment”, I believe the ongoing research on wildlife in Nairobi may address some the research gaps presented in the paper.

Read the paper here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2016.0137

A simple question am left wondering are wildlife the “threat” or are they the “victims of a threat of our own making”?

Have a nice read. Drop your comments below.

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