Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics Research Group

Review Paper

Potential impact of antimicrobial resistance in wildlife, environment, and human health


Given the significant spatial and temporal heterogeneity in antimicrobial resistance

distribution and the factors that affect its evolution, dissemination, and persistence, it

is important to highlight that antimicrobial resistance must be viewed as an ecological

problem. Monitoring the resistance prevalence of indicator bacteria such as Escherichia coli

and enterococci in wild animals makes it possible to show that wildlife has the potential

to serve as an environmental reservoir and melting pot of bacterial resistance. These

researchers address the issue of antimicrobial-resistant microorganism proliferation in the

environment and the related potential human health and environmental impact.

Frontiers in Microbiology
antimicrobial resistance bacteria, wildlife
Open Access
Peer Reviewed
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