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Review of interest: antimicrobial resistance in the environment (water edition)

There is a review out in Water Environment Research that may be of interested.

  • Title: Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment
  • Water Environment Research, 2016 Literature Review, pp. 1951-1967(17)
  • Authors: Williams, Maggie R.; Stedtfeld, Robert D.; Guo, Xueping; Hashsham, Syed A.
  • Abstract. This review summarizes important publications from 2015 pertaining to the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the environment. Emphasis is placed on sources of antibiotic resistance in the aquatic environment including wastewater treatment plants, hospitals, and agriculture, treatment and mitigation techniques, and surveillance and analysis methodologies for characterizing abundance data. As such, this review is organized into the following sections: i) occurrence of AMR in the environment, including surface waters, aquaculture, and wastewater ii) treatment technologies, and iii) technologies for rapid surveillance of AMR, iv) transmission between matrices, v) databases and analysis methods, and vi) gaps in AMR understanding.
  • http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/106143016X14696400495974

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