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Hospital effluent: A reservoir for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales?

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Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health concern. Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) represent a significant health threat as some strains are resistant to almost all available antibiotics. The aim of this research was to examine hospital effluent and municipal wastewater in an urban area in Ireland for CPE. Samples of hospital effluent (n = 5), municipal wastewater before (n = 5) and after (n = 4) the hospital effluent stream joined the municipal wastewater stream were c...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.428

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O'Connor, L More by this author
Varley, Á More by this author
McGrath, E More by this author
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Science of The Total Environment Journal website
Volume:
672
Pages:
618-624
Publication date:
2019-04-03
Acceptance date:
2019-03-26
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ISSN:
0048-9697
Pubs id:
pubs:987874
URN:
uri:ca872a0b-c35a-477b-903d-8f15fdf73088
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uuid:ca872a0b-c35a-477b-903d-8f15fdf73088
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pubs:987874

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