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Letters Covid-19 and antimicrobial resistance

Covid-19: disinfectants and sanitisers are changing microbiomes

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 14 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2795
  1. Ajit Singh, emeritus scientist (ICAR) and former professor
  1. Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar-125004, India
  1. adjit1957{at}

The acceleration of antimicrobial resistance in covid-19 is genuinely alarming.1 It has added to the prevailing large scale and indiscriminate use of antibiotics, not only for treatment of human and animal diseases but also in animal food production systems.

Fortunately, the tools exist for studying emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance and making “resistome” informed predictions.23 In addition, global and country specific action plans are in place for …

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