Optimising the measurement of antimicrobial resistance for use in epidemiology
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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) can be measured in different ways. Two classes of measurements (sample-level and isolate-level) from faeces samples of livestock were compared and the agreement of both measurement types was estimated. The sample-level screening provides higher estimates of prevalence than the isolate-level of prevalence. It was proposed that such data offers evidence supporting a reappraisal of measuring AMR for epidemiological purposes. In particular, it was suspected that sample-level screening may, in some epidemiological studies, be more relevant than the commonly used isolate-level screening.
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Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Conference and AGM, Inverness, UK. 29th to 31st March 2017