Antimicrobial resistance in animal health: 2022 review
To mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week, ANSES is presenting its annual reports on sales of veterinary medicinal products and on the level of resistance of pathogenic bacteria in animals. It is also providing an update on its monitoring of resistance in bacteria that can contaminate humans via food of animal origin, conducted as part of monitoring plans that have been harmonised at European level.
Antimicrobial resistance is a major issue for both human and animal health. Some resistant bacteria can be transmitted from animals to humans, and vice versa. Bacteria carrying antimicrobial resistance genes are also found in the environment. Combating antimicrobial resistance therefore requires an overall approach.
This Thursday 17 November, ANSES is organising a scientific meeting on antimicrobial resistance in animal health and the environment, during which it will present the main findings of the monitoring it coordinates.