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COVID-19 and the potential long-term impact on antimicrobial resistance

Rawson, T. M., Moore, L. S. P., Castro-Sanchez, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-3351-9496, Charani, E., Davies, F., Satta, G., Ellington, M. J. and Holmes, A. H. (2020). COVID-19 and the potential long-term impact on antimicrobial resistance. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 75(7), pp. 1681-1684. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkaa194

Abstract

The emergence of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has required an unprecedented response to control the spread of the infection and protect the most vulnerable within society. Whilst the pandemic has focused society on the threat of emerging infections and hand hygiene, certain infection control and antimicrobial stewardship policies may have to be relaxed. It is unclear whether the unintended consequences of these changes will have a net-positive or -negative impact on rates of antimicrobial resistance. Whilst the urgent focus must be on controlling this pandemic, sustained efforts to address the longer-term global threat of antimicrobial resistance should not be overlooked.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy following peer review. The version of record Rawson, T. M., Moore, L. S. P., Castro-Sanchez, E. , Charani, E., Davies, F., Satta, G., Ellington, M. J. and Holmes, A. H. (2020). COVID-19 and the potential long-term impact on antimicrobial resistance. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 75(7), pp. 1681-1684, is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkaa194
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Nursing
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2020 10:50
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/24498
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