Bacterial resistance in enterobacteria

Cecilia Godoy Carvalhães
J. Bras. Patol. Med. Lab. 2016;52(5):282-283
DOI: 10.5935/1676-2444.20160048

ABSTRACT

The increase on antimicrobial resistance rates worldwide is a fact that has received great emphasis, not only in the scientific community, but also within the governmental, economic and social scope. In 2013, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, bacterial resistance was described as one of the problems that threats the human existence. In that same year, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a document classifying the risk of multi-resistant bacteria and alerting people to mortality rates and associated hospital costs(1). Every year 23 thousand deaths are estimated to happen due to drug-resistant bacteria in the United States. In April 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned against the risk of lack of available antimicrobials for the treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria(2). In both publications, by CDC and by WHO, Gram-negative bacteria, notably enterobacteria, are considered a serious threat to public health. Read More…

ABSTRACT

The increase on antimicrobial resistance rates worldwide is a fact that has received great emphasis, not only in the scientific community, but also within the governmental, economic and social scope. In 2013, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, bacterial resistance was described as one of the problems that threats the human existence. In that same year, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a document classifying the risk of multi-resistant bacteria and alerting people to mortality rates and associated hospital costs(1). Every year 23 thousand deaths are estimated to happen due to drug-resistant bacteria in the United States. In April 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned against the risk of lack of available antimicrobials for the treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria(2). In both publications, by CDC and by WHO, Gram-negative bacteria, notably enterobacteria, are considered a serious threat to public health. Read More…