Kenyan scientists analyze sewage for antibiotic resistance given previous success in polio aversion

KENYA – Scientists in Kenya have managed to analyze the extent and state of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the country from sewage samples collected in the country’s capital Nairobi. AMR refers to the phenomenon of disease-causing microorganisms such as bacteria evolving to withstand attacks from medicine meant to eradicate them and is a deadly threat to human survival. In 2018, the Kenyan ministry of health discovered a vaccine-derived polio outbreak when studying sewage samples in Nairobi. They immediately launched a renewed polio campaign targeting 2.8 million children in high risk…

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