Editorial

Collateral damage of the COVID-19 pandemic: Exacerbation of antimicrobial resistance and disruptions to antimicrobial stewardship programmes?

V Chibabhai, A G Duse, O Perovic, G A Richards

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V Chibabhai, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

A G Duse, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

O Perovic, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Centre for Healthcare-associated Infections, Antimicrobial Resistance and Mycoses, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa

G A Richards, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Antimicrobial resistance; Antimicrobial stewardship; COVID-19 pandemic; Rapid diagnostics; One Health; Infectious diseases

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South African Medical Journal 2020;110(7):572-573. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i7.14917

Article History

Date submitted: 2020-06-02
Date published: 2020-06-02

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