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Título: Acquired antibiotic resistance among wild animals: the case of Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)
Autor: Sousa, M.
Gonçalves, A.
Silva, N.
Serra, R.
Alcaide, E.
Zorrilla, I.
Torres, C.
Caniça, Manuela
IgrejaS, G.
Poeta, P.
Palavras-chave: Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotics
Iberian Lynx
Wild Animals
Environment
Resistência aos Antibióticos
Data: 15-Set-2014
Editora: Taylor & Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles
Citação: Vet Q. 2014;34(2):105-12. doi: 10.1080/01652176.2014.949391. Epub 2014 Sep 15.
Resumo: The selective pressure generated by the clinical misuse of antibiotics has been the major driving force leading to the emergence of antibiotic resistance among bacteria. Antibiotics or even resistant bacteria are released into the environment and contaminate the surrounding areas. Human and animal populations in contact with these sources are able to become reservoirs of these resistant organisms. Then, due to the convergence between habitats, the contact of wild animals with other animals, humans, or human sources is now more common and this leads to an increase in the exchange of resistance determinants between their microbiota. Indeed, it seems that wildlife populations living in closer proximity to humans have higher levels of antibiotic resistance. Now, the Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) is a part of this issue, being suggested as natural reservoir of acquired resistant bacteria. The emerging public health concern regarding microbial resistance to antibiotics is becoming true: the bacteria are evolving and are now affecting unintentional hosts.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.18/2953
DOI: 10.1080/01652176.2014.949391
ISSN: 0165-2176
Versão do Editor: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01652176.2014.949391#abstract
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