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Rapid Evidence Assessment: Risks to Human Health from Antimicrobial Resistance in the Water Environment - WT1588

The aim of this REA is tol review evidence to respond to the following primary question:

What pathways are most responsible for disseminating ‘resistance’ from the aquatic environment into humans?

And the secondary questions:

• What are the factors affecting the transmission of AMR and ARGs from the water environment into humans? E.g. exposure times and frequency, physical conditions in the environment, etc.

• To what extent does the transfer of genes play a role in the spread of resistance and what are the implications of this to human health?

• What evidence is there that exposure to the pathways (e.g. bathing or drinking water) is contributing to clinical infections that cannot be treated with existing antibiotics?

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2017

To: 2017

Cost: £31,684
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Harper Adams University College
Water Quality