First, the good news: 2018 saw encouraging advances in efforts to address the global public health threat of antibiotic resistance. Republish this content. This article was updated on Feb. 15, 2019 to add detail on funding government efforts to combat antibiotic resistance. It has included only recent articles that will make it up to date as antibiotic resistance is ever changing with time. WHO’s new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among 500 000 people with suspected bacterial infections across … If resistance continues to grow, infections and deaths could rise. Davies said the consequences of antibiotic resistance posed at least as great a threat to humanity’s future, and in the same timescale, but few efforts had been made to deal with the issue. The studies used for analysis were heterogeneous as some were done in healthy participants and others in patients and various sites of infections were studied, though this was dealt with a random-effects model. Poor infection prevention and control standards are associated with environmental contamination with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales and other multidrug-resistant bacteria in Swiss companion animal clinics. Estimating the threat of antibiotic-resistant germs. CDC experts analyzed data from various CDC data systems to create the 2019 AR Threats Report. Republish. Published on Fri 10 May 2019 03.00 EDT. 28 October 2019 Sewage, rivers and soils provide missing link in antibiotic resistance story. These data and new methodologies provide more precise, though still conservative, estimates of the human costs of antibiotic resistance. If you think that the key to beating antibiotic resistance is only for doctors to prescribe less and scientists to find new drug candidates, you are probably wrong. Intensive medical care in companion animal clinics could pose a risk for the selection and dissemination of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). Nevertheless, this study has several limitations. But it also raises the question as to how this therapy works and whether it can help to overcome the problem of antibiotic resistance. The fundamental solutions may lie far from medicine – in managing our rivers and soils. 03 October 2019. by Richard Gray . 29 January 2018 | BANGKOK - WHO’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries.