Meta-genomic analysis of toilet waste from long distance flights; a step towards global surveillance of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance

@inproceedings{Petersen2015MetagenomicAO,
  title={Meta-genomic analysis of toilet waste from long distance flights; a step towards global surveillance of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance},
  author={Thomas Nordahl Petersen and Simon Rasmussen and Henrik Hasman and Christian Car\oe and Jacob B{\ae}lum and Anna Charlotte Schultz and Lasse Bergmark and Christina Aaby Svendsen and Ole Lund and Thomas Sicheritz-Pont{\'e}n and Frank M Aarestrup},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2015}
}
Human populations worldwide are increasingly confronted with infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance spreading faster and appearing more frequently. Knowledge regarding their occurrence and worldwide transmission is important to control outbreaks and prevent epidemics. Here, we performed shotgun sequencing of toilet waste from 18 international airplanes arriving in Copenhagen, Denmark, from nine cities in three world regions. An average of 18.6 Gb (14.8 to 25.7 Gb) of raw Illumina… CONTINUE READING
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