Update May 2020

Update May 2020

In this May 2020 update, we give information about the status of the sampling and analysis that has been undertaken.

The Global Sewage Surveillance Project was initiated in 2016 with the purpose to explore the potential of using sewage for continuous monitoring of AMR. The first results were published in 2019, based on samples collected in 2016.

All sequence data have been mapped to known databases for antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) and bacteria (16S). The abundance of each individual ARG relative to bacterial content in the sample has been calculated. The data have then been analyzed for overall diversity and abundance between the different countries and regions.
Number of countries sampled: 102
Number of samples obtained: 570

For more information, please read the complete Update May 2020.
Sampling is planned to continue for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.


Frank Møller Aarestrup
Professor, Head of Research Group
National Food Institute
+45 35 88 62 81
11 AUGUST 2022