Project: Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and the spread of antimicrobial resistant bacteria

Acronym Project N003 (Reference Number: JPIAMR_2016_N003)
Duration 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017
Project Topic It is now common knowledge that antimicrobial resistant bacteria can be transmitted via direct contact in health care facilities and the community setting. However, recent studies highlight the importance of alternative transmission routes, such as zoonotic spread or potential dissemination through environmental sources (water, food items). In this context, vector-borne transmission of antimicrobial resistance has rarely been investigated. The spread of antimicrobial resistance through flies could be a challenge both in industrialized (e.g. livestock, production, global warming) and low-middle income countries (e.g. insufficient sanitary systems, immediate contact between humans and livestock). However, there is up to date very little evidence for a public health-relevant dimension of antimicrobial resistance and flies. Our objectives are therefore (i) to conceptualise the role of flies in the transmission of antimicrobial resistant bacteria, (ii) to identify gaps of knowledge for future research agendas and (iii) to suggest feasible strategies of intervention in both high and low/middle income countries. Typically for a One Health approach, our topic is in the interface of the environment, animal and human health. Our interdisciplinary working group engages sectors and actors from various disciplines (i.e. veterinary medicine, medical microbiology, entomology and infectious disease, representatives from low and middle income countries).
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University Hospital Münster Coordinator Germany
2 Albert Schweitzer Hospital Observer Gabon
3 University of Edinburgh Observer uk
4 University of Amsterdam Observer Netherlands
5 Institute for Strategies and Technology Assessment Observer Germany
6 University of Copenhagen Observer Denmark
7 University Medical Center Utrecht Coordinator Netherlands
8 University of Sussex Observer uk
9 University Medical Centre Utrecht Observer Netherlands
10 University Medical Centre Utrecht Observer Netherlands
11 Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena Seville Observer Spain
12 University of Geneva Hospitals and Medical Faculty Observer Switzerland
13 Universitätsklinikum Tübingen Observer Germany
14 Inserm Université Paris Diderot Observer France
15 Freiburg Center for Data Analysis and Modelling Observer Germany
16 University College London Observer uk
17 Louis Bolk Institute Coordinator Netherlands
18 University of Applied Sciences Leiden Observer Netherlands
19 Hufelandgesellschaft Observer Germany
20 University of Freiburg Observer Germany
21 Tübingen University Observer Germany
22 Charité University, Observer Germany
23 ARCIM Institute Observer Germany
24 University of Southampton Observer uk
25 University of Bristol Observer uk
26 University of Toronto Coordinator Canada
27 University of Toronto Observer Canada
28 University of Toronto Observer Canada
29 University of British Columbia Observer Canada
30 Imperial College London Observer uk
31 Friedrich-Schiller-University/Jena University Observer Germany
32 Universidad Complutense Madrid Observer Spain