Embracing ecology to limit antimicrobial resistance

Nicolle, Lindsay; Conly, John M.; MacDonald, Noni
February 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 4, p371
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance infection in Canada. They cite that the greater the intensity of antimicrobial use, the more rapid the resistance strain occur. They note that appropriate microbial use is the most effective strategy against antimicrobial resistance. They cite several ways to prevent the transmission of the infection including hand hygiene. They remark the importance of understanding the effective use of infection control and ecological balance.


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