Waste water treatment plants as redistributors of resistance genes in bacteria

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Gomez M., Diaz M. T. , Araujo M., Sueiro R., Garrido J.

10th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution, Bucharest, Romania, 9 - 11 June 2010, vol.135, pp.83-88 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 135
  • Doi Number: 10.2495/wp100081
  • City: Bucharest
  • Country: Romania
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-88


The aim of this study was to assess the number of both extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) producing Enterobacteriaceae and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) present in the inflow (hospital and urban sewage) and effluent waste water treatment plant (WWPT) and receiving waters