Antimicrobial resistance is a major issue for both human and animal health. Some resistant bacteria can be transmitted from animals to humans, and vice versa. Bacteria carrying antimicrobial resistance genes are also found in the environment. Combating antimicrobial resistance therefore requires an overall approach.
This Thursday 17 November, ANSES is organising a scientific meeting on antimicrobial resistance in animal health and the environment, during which it will present the main findings of the monitoring it coordinates.