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Dissemination of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria in Birds

  • Open or Close Fernanda Alda da Silva1, Sarah Brandão Palácio2, José Eduardo Garcia3 and Isabella Macário Ferro Cavalcanti1,2*

    1Laboratório de Microbiologia e Imunologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Centro Acadêmico de Vitória de Santo Antão (CAV), Brazil

    2Laboratório de Imunopatologia Keizo Asami, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil

    3Laboratório de Biotecnologia e Fármacos, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Centro Acadêmico de Vitória de Santo Antão (CAV), Brazil

    *Corresponding author: Isabella Macário Ferro Cavalcanti, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) Laboratório de Imunopatologia Keizo- Asami (LIKA) Av. Moraes Rego, 1235, Cidade Universitária, 50670-901, Recife, PE, Brazil

Submission: March 09, 2018;Published: April 20, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/APDV.2018.03.000567

ISSN: 2576-9162
Volume3 Issue4


Bacterial resistance to antimicrobials has been a major public health concern in recent years. The indiscriminate use of antimicrobials in human healthy, animal medicine and agriculture, greatly contributes to this condition. In last decade, several living organisms contaminated/infected with these antibiotic-resistant microorganisms, especially captive and wild birds, has been identified. Since birds have the ability to reach long distances through flight, especially wild birds, these animals can become agents of disseminated infection and are being considered reservoirs of resistance genes. In this context, this mini-review aims to shed light on recent findings related to the degree of contamination of these animals with resistant microorganisms as well as their potential as vectors of disease agents.

Keywords: Antimicrobial agents; Bacteria resistance; Birds; Infection

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