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The International Compost Sanitation Forum and Message Board: Humanure Composting Research: Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) in Swedish sewage sludge
Author: Joe (Joe)
Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 11:46 am
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Exactly.

Author: Knothead (Knothead)
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 2:10 pm
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"The frequent occurrence of VRE in mesophilically digested sewage sludge implies a need for more efficient hygienic treatment of sewage sludge, in order to avoid possible spread of antimicrobial resistance through use of sewage sludge on arable land."

Sound like a good reason to keep composting.

Author: Joe (Joe)
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 12:26 pm
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Background

Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat in veterinary medicine and human healthcare. Resistance genes can spread from animals, through the food-chain, and back to humans. Sewage sludge may act as the link back from humans to animals. The main aims of this study were to investigate the occurrence of vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) in treated sewage sludge, in a Swedish waste water treatment plant (WWTP), and to compare VRE isolates from sewage sludge with isolates from humans and chickens.

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