Elshibly, M. et al. Journal of Hospital Infection. Published online: September 23 2016
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emerged as a global public health problem, largely due to the development of acquired antibiotic resistance in hitherto susceptible organisms, coupled with the transmissibility of such organisms from patient-to-patient, as well as from the environment-to-patient.
In order to help combat AMR, additional evidence is required regarding the potential occurrence, persistence and transmission of AMR organisms within and outside the healthcare environment. Whilst relatively well understood within the healthcare setting, there remains a relative paucity of evidence regarding these three attributes for organisms outside the healthcare environment.
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