Biocide resistance

Authors

  • Putri Shareen Rosman Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Tapah Campus, Tapah Road, Perak, Malaysia
  • Tavasuria Elangovan Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Tapah Campus, Tapah Road, Perak, Malaysia
  • Wan Nurul Hidayah Wan Anuar Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Tapah Campus, Tapah Road, Perak, Malaysia
  • Nur Atirah Hasmi Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Tapah Campus, Tapah Road, Perak, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/araset.24.1.6367

Keywords:

Biocide resistance, antibiotic, sublethal concentration, efflux pump, cross resistance

Abstract

The pandemic COVID-19 that the world are facing today has led to high usage of disinfectants and routinely used in the community. However, the extensive usage of biocides for  disinfection could lead  to antimicrobial  resistance (AMR).  Antimicrobial resistance has become the major caused that contributes increase in morbidity and mortality rate. The wide scale use of biocides creates selective stress that will favor bacteria in expressing resistance mechanisms and their dissemination. Some biocides have the potential to create cross resistance with the antibiotics and developing co-resistance to spread the Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In this review, the author will discuss on the potential threat in the healthcare caused by the biocides that could drive the AMR to become worse.

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Published

2021-10-16

How to Cite

Putri Shareen Rosman, Tavasuria Elangovan, Wan Nurul Hidayah Wan Anuar, & Nur Atirah Hasmi. (2021). Biocide resistance. Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology, 24(1), 63–67. https://doi.org/10.37934/araset.24.1.6367

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