Emergence of colistin resistance in farm animals around the world takes researchers by surprise. ARAC Director Dr. Lance Price explains how the gene’s spread is one of the clearest examples of how antibiotic use on farms can lead to resistance in human infections.
ARAC in the News
WASHINGTON, DC (June 1, 2017) — A study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases has found that livestock-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) can cause serious bloodstream infections in people. Researchers studied blood stream infections caused by all strains of MRSA in Denmark from 2010 to 2014.
The Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) received the first Quality & Safety Award presented by the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) on May 2. The award recognizes the success of ARAC’s efforts to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics by engaging in research, strategic communications and science-based policy.