Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment published a review by ARAC Director Dr. Lance Price, Benjamin Koch and Bruce Hungate at Northern Arizona University. The review, "Food-animal production and the spread of antibiotic resistance: the role of ecology, that outlines how tracking bacterial movement between humans and animals is key to understanding antibiotic resistance. It examines how genomic data are elucidating, in a unprecedented detail, the pathways by which antibiotic-resistant bacteria move between food animals and humans.
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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.
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.