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Antimicrobial resistance is a health risk in Chinese cities - now it has been mapped

September 11, 2017

A team of scientists from the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the University of Hong Kong, conducted a nationwide investigation in China to address the profiles of all antibiotic resistant genes (resistome) with seasons and regions. In their study, a large-scale sampling of municipal sewage from 17 major cities across China was performed. They came up with the proposition that “Antimicrobial resistance in China could cause 1 million premature deaths annually by 2050 and cost the country $20 trillion.” Read more here

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