The sewage system collects all our wastes, which reflects what we eat and digest. A team of researchers have decided to study the type and amounts of antimicrobial resistant bacteria found in the sewage system, as means to collect data on the healthiness of people. The study was led by The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
As the study was carried forward and the data was analyzed, the results divided this world into two different groups. The first category was classified as North America, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand; which resembled locations with the least amounts of antimicrobial resistance. On the other hand, Asia, Africa and South America were classified as the locations with the highest levels.
The results were taken further, observing Brazil, India and Vietnam as the countries with the most variety of bacteria while Australia and New Zealand having little to no diversity.
The results are not efficient enough as different factors can affect the antimicrobials presence in sewage systems. This is why the team took the research further, trying to find and evaluate the other factors effect on the results.
The study hopes to use the results eventually to keep tracking the health issues of the whole planet, anticipating diseases and the rise of threats. Furthermore, they hope to have a better image on what type of treatments should be used according to the location. This study is expected to keep going for years up until it creates model to depends on.