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Research Project: Assessing and Managing Antibiotic Resistance, Nutrients, and Pathogens In Animal-Impacted Agroecosystems

Location: Agroecosystem Management Research

Title: One health and antimicrobial resistance, a United States perspective

Author
item BRIGHT-POINTE, SUSAN - Food And Drug Administration(FDA)
item BEAUDOIN, AMANDA - Minnesota Department Of Health
item BJORK, KATHE - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item Cook, Kimberly - Kim
item Durso, Lisa
item GILBERT, JEFF - Food And Drug Administration(FDA)
item SHIVLEY, CHELSEY - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item SINGH, RUBY - Food And Drug Administration(FDA)
item TATE, HEATHER - Food And Drug Administration(FDA)
item Thacker, Eileen
item WALTERS, BETTYE - Food And Drug Administration(FDA)
item WHICHARD, JEAN - Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDCP) - United States

Submitted to: Scientific and Technical Review
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/25/2019
Publication Date: 4/1/2019
Citation: Bright-Pointe, S. A. Beaudoin, K. Bjork, K.L. Cook, L.M. Durso, J. Gilbert, C. Shivley, R. Singh, H. Tate, E.L. Thacker, B. Walters, J. Whichard. 2019. One Health and antimicrobial resistance, a United States perspective. Rev. Sci. Tech. Off. Int. Epiz 38:173-184. https://doi.org/10.20506/rst.38.1.2951.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20506/rst.38.1.2951

Interpretive Summary: One Health is the integrative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. Because animals, humans, and the environment are intimately connected, it is essential to consider the emergence and spread of AMR from a One Health perspective. Antimicrobial drugs are a precious resource, responsible for saving millions of lives since their discovery. Unfortunately, they are rapidly losing their effectiveness due to the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance, a multi-faceted and complex problem that affects humans, animals, and the environment, thus requiring an integrated One Health approach to its detection and mitigation. While antimicrobial resistance is a problem on a global scale, here we present a brief review to highlight some ongoing efforts in the United States aimed at addressing this important health threat.

Technical Abstract: Antimicrobial drugs are a precious resource, responsible for saving millions of lives since their discovery. Unfortunately, they are rapidly losing their effectiveness due to the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance, a multi-faceted and complex problem that affects humans, animals, and the environment, thus requiring an integrated One Health approach to its detection and mitigation. While antimicrobial resistance is a problem on a global scale, here we present a brief review to highlight some ongoing efforts in the United States aimed at addressing this important health threat.