Sarekoski Anniina

Pathogen related epidemics and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that cause human and animal morbidity and mortality in enormous magnitude could be hindered with an early- warning system. Attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, wastewater-based epidemiology has quickly developed as a promising scientific discipline and a cost- effective population level tool for surveillance of infectious diseases and AMR. This research will provide global life and resource saving approach for detection, quantification and characterization of zoonoses and AMR genes in wastewater in Finland. Fresh approaches are utilized in analyzing temporal and spatial trends and an easy-to-use wastewater-focused surveillance platform of several clinically relevant zoonotic pathogens and AMR genes are introduced.