Study: Potential link between antimicrobial resistance and climate change

This article discusses a study that finds potential link between antimicrobial resistance and climate change.

This involved an observational study among 30 countries with data on the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA), Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), multiresistant Escherichia coli (MREC) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) over a period of six years.

Lead author of the study, Prof Simone Scheithauer, and the rest of her team then ran statistical analysis and computer modelling to see if there were any links between AMR and seasonal temperature, including potential socioeconomic and health system-related confounders.

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