Antimicrobial resistance is emerging worldwide. The role of human migration in the transmission of infectious diseases is established but the role of one of the current, most significant influxes of migrants and refugees in Europe’s history is largely unknown. Carriage rates of MDRO in asylum seekers with no hospitalizations in their countries may be higher than in the Dutch population, but might actually be lower than in Greece, at least for Gram-negatives. The PhD student studies the carriage rate of migrants in different geographical settings and the change in carriage rate of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms and microbiomes over time.
Check-points, the Netherlands
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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Refugees, Multi-drug resistant microorganisms, transmission, Carbapenemases