Understanding AMR in Water
Combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a public health priority that requires a united, global approach across sectors, industries, and continents. CDC’s AMR experts collaborate with investigators around the world to identify and implement new ways to prevent antimicrobial-resistant infections from occurring and to limit the spread of resistance. Through this innovative work, experts are making measurable progress globally in addressing the spread of AMR within health care, the community, and the environment.
Session Overview: Have you ever thought about the germs living in water around us? Antimicrobial-resistant 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. The magnitude of this risk to human health is still not fully understood. Join us to hear from global experts working to track antimicrobial resistance in water and understand its impact on public health, while taking action to address this potential threat.
|Event Date||Aug 24, 2021 10:00 to Aug 24, 2021 11:30|
|Posted by NCCEH||Jul 29, 2021|