Antimicrobial Resistance has become a ‘silent pandemic’

Speaking to The Hindu, Dr. Rakesh Mishra, Director, TIGS highlights the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance and how wastewater surveillance coupled with meta-genomic analysis and gene sequencing can help in keeping track of it in our environment.

Sewage sample surveillance being carried out in some of the major cities in India has been indicating a high prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance in environment; effective and constant surveillance can help find out which antibiotics will not work and where to reduce unnecessary use.

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