Research links antimicrobial resistance and climate change

April 23, 2019

A study has demonstrated an association between antimicrobial resistance and climate change, according to an article on the website.

Antimicrobial resistance was first linked to climate change when researchers noticed that resistance increased as temperatures warmed in the U.S. 

The study looked at 30 countries across Europe and found a widespread, six-year-long presence of carbapenem resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA), Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), multiresistant Escherichia coli (MREC), and Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

The then looked at the correlation between AMR and seasonal temperatures in each region, considering potential healthcare and socioeconomic factors.

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