Gut carriage of antimicrobial resistance genes in women exposed to small-scale poultry farms in rural Uganda: a feasibility study

  15 February 2020

Chickens and humans in this study harbored AMR genes from many antimicrobial classes at both baseline and follow up timepoints. Studies designed to evaluate human AMR genes in the setting of animal exposure should account for high baseline AMR rates, and consider collecting concomitant animal samples, human samples, and environmental samples over time to determine the directionality and source of AMR genes.

 

Further reading: BioRxiv
Author(s): Ana A. Weil, Meti D. Debela, Daniel Muyanja, Bernard Kakuhikire, Charles Baguma, David Bangsberg, Alex C Tsai, Peggy S. Lai
Effective Surveillance   Healthy Animals  
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