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Scientists map the distribution of antimicrobial resistance across Chinese major cities

20:00 EDT 30 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Professor ZHU Yongguan from the Institute of Urban Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and his collaborators recently conducted a nationwide survey of antimicrobial resistance elements in China's urban sewage and showed that the distribution of antimicrobial-resistant genes (ARG) was characterized by the well-known 'Hu Huanyong line,' which delineates a striking difference in the distribution of China's population. This demonstrated that the emergence of ARGs is driven by human activity.

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