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Air is under-investigated as a transmission route for antibiotic resistance.

Today CARe scientists published a study in the journal Microbiome where they studied resistance genes in 854 deeply sequenced metagenomes from humans, animals and a range of external environments.

Out of all investigated microbial communities, air metagenomes surprisingly harbored by far the largest diversity of resistance genes, including genes providing resistance to last resort antibiotics.

Full article here: Air is under-investigated as a transmission route for antibiotic resistance.