WHO-led Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (AGISAR), in collaboration with FAO and OIE (WHO, 2017)
Guidelines for the integrated surveillance of AMR in food-borne bacteria from humans, animals and food.
- Supports a One Health approach to AMR surveillance by targeting AMR in zoonotic bacteria that may spread from animals to people, focusing on antimicrobials that are critically important for human health.
- Focuses on integrating AMR surveillance in humans, animals and food.
- Presents harmonised methods for AST and criteria for interpreting results in bacteria from humans, animals and food.
- Presents issues to consider when analysing and reporting AMR surveillance results.
- Extensive section on surveillance for AMU in humans and animals, including AMU in hospitals, communities, on farms and sales of antimicrobials for use in animals.
- Provides examples of integrating and graphically comparing AMR and AMU data from people, animals and animal products.