Antibiotic resistance (ABR) is seen as one of the greatest threats to public health. Already every year in Europe more than 25,000 people die from the consequences. These people are often already seriously ill. But young healthy people are also increasingly being hospitalised as a result of infections, such as cystitis, caused by bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics.
The roll of waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) in the problem of antibiotic resistance is being increasingly questioned. Is a WWTP an effective barrier that can be optimised to stop resistant bacteria? Or are they a threat in that they contribute to the development and distribution of resistant bacteria? The WHO is campaigning for greater awareness in the water sector of the risks.
With an ORVIdecode analysis you can measure all the gene types associated with ABR. Not just the pathogens that lead to sickness, but also those that are non-threatening, but can contribute to ABR.
For more information on measuring ABR contact Aleida de Vos.
Aleida de Vos is a molecular microbiologist. The development and implementation of biological solutions is what motivates her. The method and approach of Orvion are often new to our customers, so it is important to involve people in the process and to enthuse them for the opportunities that lie ahead. No problem is the same and that is why we always look for the most appropriate solution.