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Pipets in a Pathobiology faculty member's lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Photo credit: Katherine Turner.
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Source: Naval Research Laboratory

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant global public health problems and is rising in many developing nations due to over-use of antimicrobial agents, widespread availability of counterfeit or substandard medicines and poor infection control measures. In a joint effort between the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Kenya (USAMRD-K), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), and University of Washington, the research team, using an NRL-developed microarray that detects over 200 different antibiotic resistance genes, tested bacteria from the intestinal tract of healthy individuals and ailing patients in the African country of Kenya, and discovered a high prevalence of bacteria strains resistant to commonly used antibiotics.

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Judd Walson, Associate Professor of Global Health, and Patricia Pavlinac, Assistant Professor of Global Health, were involved in the research study. 

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