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Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2021

AMR on the move

Shown are a selection of arthropods, chosen to illustrate the findings of Brekhna Hassan, Timothy Walsh and colleagues. Over two seasons, the researchers sampled several areas in and around a semi-rural hospital in Pakistan to analyse transmission networks of multi-drug-resistant Enterobacterales involving arthropods, including flying and crawling insects, on hospital surfaces and in post-surgical site infections. They conclude that insect and pest control should be implemented in hospitals to limit the spread of anti-microbial resistance, which in turn would improve patient outcomes.

See Hassan et al.

Image: cockroaches: channarongsds/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty; all other insects: ArtBalitskiy/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty. Cover Design: Valentina Monaco.

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