Climate change : any dangers from antimicrobial resistant bacteria?

Knapp, Charles W. and Turner, Ronald and Salifu, Emmanuel and Khan, Sadia and Stillings, Mark and Tonner, Rebecca; Lone, Showkat Ahmad and Malik, Abdul, eds. (2021) Climate change : any dangers from antimicrobial resistant bacteria? In: Microbiomes and the Global Climate Change. Springer Nature, Singapore. ISBN 9789813345089

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    Abstract

    Antimicrobial resistance represents a threat whereby micro-organisms (particularly bacteria) become resistant to our antibiotics and disinfectants, thus complicating our ability to treat and prevent infections. This is often developed by sub-inhibitory exposures to our drugs and/or disinfectants, but it can be caused by (often negative) changes in the environment as a stress-response mechanism to environmental conditions, such as temperature, salinity, metals (potentially toxic elements), and organic pollutants. Here, we explored possible mechanisms by which climate change could eitherdirectly (by changes in temperature and/or precipitation) or indirectly—such asshifts in human populations, disease vectors, agriculture, water availability, glaciation, and hydrology--could affect the development or transfer ofantimicrobial resistance in bacteria.

    ORCID iDs

    Knapp, Charles W. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7997-8543, Turner, Ronald ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0594-4046, Salifu, Emmanuel ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4058-4173, Khan, Sadia, Stillings, Mark ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8418-6866 and Tonner, Rebecca; Lone, Showkat Ahmad and Malik, Abdul