Saturday, July 19, 2014

And they drink this?

the discovery shows how antibiotic resistance has become widespread in the environment, with sewage-treatment plants now acting as giant “mixing vessels” where antibiotic resistance can spread between different microbes

a genetic mutation that is known to provide resistance to third-generation cephalosporins, a class of antibiotics used widely to treat meningitis, blood infections and other hospital-acquired infections

bacteria also spread during flooding, and with more flooding and heavy rain this could get worse

You Poms keep on drinking that "purified" waste water the powers that be have deemed safe.  I'll stick to an occasional Tui.

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