Antimicrobial Resistance- Combining the Sciences of Microbiology and Public Health: A Theoretical Approach
Recent Progress in Microbiology and Biotechnology Vol. 7,
20 July 2021,
Antimicrobial resistance is the evolutionary result that occurs when selective pressure is exerted on bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi. However, there is more concern with bacterial resistance due to their rapid evolution, the abundance of bacteria, the abundance of bacterial diseases, disinfectant use, environmental pollutants, and the abuse of antibacterial drugs. There is a global call and new initiative for a multi-pronged approach to the problem of antimicrobial resistance, surely one that combines the sciences of microbiology and public health. It is the current situation that 80% of new research and development of antibiotics are coming from small drug companies, research hospitals, and universities. biological surveillance and use of rapid diagnostic testing where feasible, especially in rural environments, would fulfill the criterion for cross-discipline advancements. As antimicrobial resistance is a global problem with such a large scope, it is only fitting that everyone gets involved.