Shylo E. Wardyn, Marc Stegger, Tara C. Smith and ARAC Director Dr. Lance Price recently published a new paper in CDC's Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal highlighting a livestock Staphylococcus aureus strain causing a human infection in the U.S.
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A new report by FAIRR illustrates investor progress on promoting antibiotic stewardship policies in food companies. The report highlights a best practice policy on antibiotic stewardship that has been developed in consultation with leading industry and issue experts, including ARAC.
ARAC Director Dr. Lance Price explains how diagnostic tests are among the most promising tools in the global fight against antibiotic resistance.
In advance of next week’s World Antibiotic Awareness activities calling for reductions in the use of antibiotics in food animal production and fish farming. This is a welcome development as antibiotic resistance is a growing global threat to human health that gets more serious with each passing day. The WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have both warned that without urgent action, we may soon be living in a world where antibiotics are no longer a match for drug-resistant bacteria, often called superbugs.
In a major new statement about the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture, the World Health Organization is urging livestock agriculture and fish farming worldwide to sharply cut antibiotic use, reserving the precious drugs for animals that are sick and then choosing only antibiotics that are not important to human medicine.