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World Antibiotics Awareness Week Twitter chat

As part of activities for World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017, Dr Andrew Singer of CEH joined a panel of experts to discuss antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance in the environment (AMR).

The Twitter chat was arranged by the Infectious Diseases Hub. You can see their Storify of all the TalkAMR tweets here or read through Andrew's answers below with further relevant links:

AMR - investigating the knowledge gaps

The problem of antimicrobials in the environment has gained much prominence recently and it's a topic that the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has been researching for many years. In 2009, an H1N1 influenza strain emerged from northern Mexico/southern United States and spread globally rapidly. The use of the antiviral oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in most high-income countries presented a unique environmental hazard—the widespread use of a novel drug in a short span of time.

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