Keywords:Biocide resistance, antibiotic, sublethal concentration, efflux pump, cross resistance
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.