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The Resistance Phenomenon in Microbes and Infectious Disease Vectors

Implications for Human Health and Strategies for Containment

Workshop Summary

; Editors: Stacey L Knobler, Stanley M Lemon, Marjan Najafi, and Tom Burroughs.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-08854-2


Through invited presentations and participant discussion, the February 6–7, 2002, Forum (Institute of Medicine Forum on Emerging Infections) workshop explored the causes and consequences of the resistance phenomenon. The Forum discussion also examined the scientific evidence supporting current and potential strategies for containment of resistance in microbes, vectors, and animal and human hosts. Additionally, the methods and measures of a response for industry, federal regulation, domestic and international public health, federal and academic research, and the private health care sector were debated.


Support for this project was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration; U.S. Agency for International Development; U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Department of State; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; U.S. Department of Agriculture; American Society for Microbiology; Burroughs Wellcome Fund; Eli Lilly & Company; Pfizer; GlaxoSmithKline; and Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories.

This report is based on the proceedings of a workshop that was sponsored by the Forum on Emerging Infections. It is prepared in the form of a workshop summary by and in the name of the editors, with the assistance of staff and consultants, as an individually authored document. Sections of the workshop summary not specifically attributed to an individual reflect the views of the editors and not those of the Forum on Emerging Infections. The content of those sections is based on the presentations and the discussions that took place during the workshop.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this workshop summary was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

Copyright © 2003, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK97138PMID: 22649806
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