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Antibiorésistance : au-delà de la compréhension théorique, le besoin de connaissances pratiques Volume 18, issue 1, January-February 2019

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This news is based on the following articles:

Petrillo JE, Ogunseitan OA. Emerging issues in the environmental context of antibiotic-resistance. Environ Int 2018 ; 116 : 39-42. doi : 10.1016/j.envint.2018.03.049

Manaia CM, Rocha J, Scaccia N, et al. Antibiotic resistance in wastewater treatment plants: tackling the black box. Environ Int 2018 ; 115 : 312-324. doi : 10.1016/j.envint.2018.03.044

While we know that antibiotics in the environment have fostered the emergence of resistant bacteria, we need to understand much more of what happens in the various environmental compartments if we are to improve how we combat this resistance. Two articles shed light on this subject: the first describes the need for data collection despite its difficulties, and the second focuses on wastewater treatment plants, an ecological niche full of crucial information on resistance to antimicrobials.

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