Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: January 8, 2007
Publication Date: January 8, 2007
Citation: Cray, P.J. 2007. Global Antimicrobial Resistance: Where Is the Connection between Animal and Human Public Health?. An Intra-University Colloquim on One Medicine: The Interface of Human, Animal, and Public Health; January 8-9, 2007, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Technical Abstract: Since the early 1990's, there has been increasing awareness and concern regarding the development of antimicrobial resistance among bacteria of public and animal health significance. Reports targeting zoonotic bacteria, and in particular Salmonella species, suggest that resistance is trending upward. However, analysis of the data demonstrates variability that may not be readily apparent in these reports. Because public health concerns associated with the use of antimicrobials in livestock were increasing, the potential utility of antimicrobial susceptibi8lity testing for monitoring trends in antimicrobial resistance development was recognized. To meet the challenge, countries here and abroad implemented or enhanced surveillance systems to tract and monitor emerging antimicrobial resistance. This presentation will compare programs between countries, highlighting the complexity involved in analyzing and interpreting reports not only between and within countries, but also as it relates to determining the impact agricultural use of antimicrobials may have on human medicine.