Waste water effluent contributes to the dissemination of CTX-M-15 in the natural environment

@inproceedings{Amos2014WasteWE,
  title={Waste water effluent contributes to the dissemination of CTX-M-15 in the natural environment},
  author={Gregory CA Amos and Peter Hawkey and William Hugo Gaze and Elizabeth M. H. Wellington},
  booktitle={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVES Multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae pose a significant threat to public health. We aimed to study the impact of sewage treatment effluent on antibiotic resistance reservoirs in a river. METHODS River sediment samples were taken from downstream and upstream of a waste water treatment plant (WWTP) in 2009 and 2011. Third-generation cephalosporin (3GC)-resistant Enterobacteriaceae were enumerated. PCR-based techniques were used to elucidate mechanisms of resistance, with a new two… CONTINUE READING
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