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Table 2 Twelve species of pathogenic bacteria prioritized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as representing substantial antibiotic resistance concern. WHO classification is based on the three categories according to the impact on human health and need for new antibiotic treatments

From: NanoARG: a web service for detecting and contextualizing antimicrobial resistance genes from nanopore-derived metagenomes

Importance Pathogen Confer resitance to
Critical Acinetobacter baumannii Carbapenem
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Carbapenem
Enterobacteriaceae Carbapenem, ESBL-producing
High Enterococcus faecium Vancomycin
Staphylococcus aureus Methicillin, vancomycin
Helicobacter pylori Clarithromycin
Campylobacter spp. Fluoroquinolone
Salmonellae Fluoroquinolone
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Cephalosporin, fluoroquinolone
Medium Streptococcus pneumoniae Penicillin
Haemophilus influenzae Ampicillin
Shigella spp. Fluoroquinolone