There is an abundance of literature on how microbes can obtain antibiotic resistance, but not as much about how antibiotic resistance can spread. Jonathan drew my attention to this article today, which highlights the fact that antibiotic resistance can be spread through the air. While I didn’t find the conclusions all that surprising, I was a little bit terrified to know that antibiotic resistance can spread miles, if not hundreds of miles, from where the antibiotics were used. Where there is DNA, there can be antibiotic resistance. What other vehicles does DNA have to spread around our world (wind, water, soil, people, animals, etc)? As someone who lives in very close proximity to many farms, I am regrettably ignorant about antibiotic use around me and what ramifications it can or will have on my health. Does anyone else have similar concerns?