Understanding AMR in Water

CDC’s AMR Exchange presents its second webinar exploring the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the urgent action needed to stop its spread. Experts from CDC, The Ohio State University, and the University of Gothenburg are working to track antimicrobial resistance in water and understand its impact on public health, while taking action to address this potential threat.

AMR germs and their genes can contaminate streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans from discharge that flows from hospitals, farms, or sewage systems. Even properly functioning wastewater treatment systems may not fully remove resistant germs and their genes. However, the magnitude of this risk to human health is still not fully understood.

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