The project for global surveillance of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance from sewage has moved into the analytic phase, interpreting the sequencing and residue data of the collected 80 samples from 63 countries.
The National Food Institute, DTU (WHO Collaborating Centre and European Union Reference Laboratory for Antimicrobial Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens and Genomics) has spent the autumn 2016 interpreting the huge abundance of sequencing data generated. Antimicrobial resistance classes and genes have been identified for each of the samples. Various plots have been created to visually output the abundance profiles for each sample / country (read count matrixes).
In conjunction with the identification of the antimicrobial resistance classes and genes, the epidemiological data captured through the survey have similarly undergone analysis categorizing the sample sites into groups.
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM (WHO Collaborating Centre for Risk Assessment of Pathogens in Water and Food) has analyzed the samples for antimicrobial residues, which will be the proxy for inadequate global usage data.
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