Resistencia emergente a los antibióticos: Una amenaza global y un problema crítico en el cuidado de la salud

Translated title of the contribution: Emerging antibiotic resistance: A global threat and critical healthcare problem

Claudio Rocha*, Nathanael D. Reynolds, Mark P. Simons

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After the development and mass commercialization of antibiotics, pathogenic and environmental bacteria have developedresistance to antibiotics since the last century, so that the infection caused by antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs) could beconsidered an emerging infection. As a result, its control should be prioritized as a threat to all nations, regardless of territory andeconomic situation. Increased surveillance in the United States, Europe and East Asia has illustrated the rapid spread leading toan increasing burden of infections caused by AROs. However, the information available in countries of continued developmentin Latin America is limited. This review describes recent information on AROs surveillance studies in Latin America as well ascommon sources of AROs and possible strategies for their control.

Translated title of the contributionEmerging antibiotic resistance: A global threat and critical healthcare problem
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)139-145
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015


  • Anti-bacterial agents
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Bacterial
  • Cross infection


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