The AMR team (Prof. Kozo Watanabe, Prof. Satoru Suzuki, Yuichiro Shimada, Ryota Ueda, Ngure Kagia, and Kenneth Bongulto) went for another sample collection from wastewater treatment plants, river, and coastal area in Matsuyama, Ehime. The sample collection aimed to collect water samples and isolate environmental bacteria and test for antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs).
Two different wastewater treatment plants were visited for the sampling. Water samples were collected from the wastewater influent and effluent. Environmental parameters were gathered per sampling site.
Water samples were also collected from the coastal area and river where the wastewater effluent flows out.