Description and determinants of the faecal resistome and microbiome of farmers and slaughterhouse workers: a metagenome-wide cross-sectional study.

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001003944 Other

Study Description

Within this study, we extracted DNA of 194 stool samples of persons living or working on pig and broiler farms (54 pig farmers, 24 broiler farmers), 70 pig slaughterhouse workers and 46 control subjects (Lifelines population living in the Northern parts of the Netherlands, and without recent antimicrobial use and occupational livestock contact). Total DNA was sequenced and metagenomic analysis was performed. Subsequently, the faecal resistomes and microbiomes were described and analysed (doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105939). Highlights study: • Food chain workers are exposed to antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria in livestock. • We describe faecal resistomes and microbiomes of farmers and slaughterhouse workers. • Faecal AMR gene loads in pork exposed workers exceed those in broiler farmers/controls. • Resistome and microbiome differences are shown between and within occupational groups. • On-farm working hours and working/living on a pig farm determine the faecal resistome. • Contact with livestock may be a determinant for human AMR gene carriage. This study is ... (Show More)

Study Datasets 2 datasets.

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Metagenomes of stool samples from 46 Lifelines control subjects (no antimicrobial use in the past three months before sampling, no occupational lifestock contact). Samples were sequenced and analysed as part of the EFFORT project and derived from the LifeLines cohort from the Northern parts of the Netherlands. http:///
Illumina HiSeq 4000 46
Metagenomes of stool samples from 54 pig farmers, 24 broiler farmers and 70 slaughter line workers. Note: Access to the data will only be granted for antibiotic resistance studies in accordance with the EFFORT consents issued by the participants.
Illumina HiSeq 4000 148

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