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Sewage surveillance of antibiotic resistance genes and pathogens from settlements in Kenya

Sewage Antibiotic Settlements

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) – CGIAR

Titre : Sewage surveillance of antibiotic resistance genes and pathogens from settlements in Kenya

Pays : Kenya

Date : Oct 2021 To Nov 2022

ILRI Research Programs  : Animal and human health

Résumé
The goal of the project is to identify antibiotic resistance genes, mobile genetic elements and bacterial pathogens present in sewage in settlements in Nairobi, Kenya.

Description
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations showed that surveillance of sewage can be a sensitive tool to monitor the circulation of pathogens, especially the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for COVID-19. This method relies on the premise that the virus will be shed, especially in faecal matter. Monitoring of sewage systems therefore allows for rapid detection of the presence and spread of pathogens in a given catchment area.

Objectif
To determine the prevalence of various antibiotic resistance genes and mobile genetic elements in sewage in Nairobi using high-throughput quantitative polymerase chain reaction arrays

Partenaire (s) Kenya Water Institute Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Nairobi Metropolitan Services Resistomap Inc. Waternet

Financement : Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Allemagne)

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