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Extended-spectrum bèta-lactamases (ESBL)-producing bacteria have become increasingly common in animals and humans. The goal of the presented ESBL evaluation framework is to help policy makers to evaluate the effectiveness of possible interventions aimed to reduce ESBL levels in livestock. An objective-driven ESBL policy approach (i.e., setting more clear and stringent objectives, for example maximum ESBL prevalence on national level) is preferable since much is unknown about other potential relevant measures and moreover the accountability of individual agents is hampered, which are both requisites for a measure-driven policy approach. In addition, for the nearby future, an additional measure is to extend the ban on some other antibiotics that are related to ESBLs.
|Place of Publication||The Hague|
|Publisher||LEI Wageningen UR|
|Number of pages||45|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||Report / LEI Wageningen UR|
- extended spectrum beta-lactamases
- animal welfare
- animal health
- public health
- food safety
- risk management
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