Urban informal settlements as hotspots of antimicrobial resistance and the need to curb environmental transmission

Summary/Abstract
Urban informal settlements, more commonly known as slums, are hotspots for the environmental transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Here, the authors discuss the behavioural, environmental and structural reasons for this and propose that improvements in water and waste infrastructure, as well as legal and economic incentives, could limit environmental AMR dissemination.
Publication

Nature Microbiology

Author(s)
Maya L. Nadimpalli
Sara J. Marks
Maria Camila Montealegre
Robert H. Gilman
Monica J. Pajuelo
Mayuko Saito
Pablo Tsukayama
Sammy M. Njenga
John Kiiru
Jenna Swarthout
Mohammad Aminul Islam
Timothy R. Julian
Amy J. Pickering
Tags
urban areas
Date
2020/06
Zotero key
SMMIR3MJ
Title
Urban informal settlements as hotspots of antimicrobial resistance and the need to curb environmental transmission