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Australian gulls found to carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs

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Researchers say ‘eye-opening’ findings that 20% of silver gulls nationwide carry pathogenic bacteria should be a wake-up call Australian gulls are carrying superbugs resistant to antibiotics, raising fears that disease-causing bacteria may spread from the birds to humans, livestock and pets.A team of scientists led by researchers at Perth’s Murdoch University found more than 20% of silver gulls nationwide were carrying pathogenic bacteria, such as E coli, that are resistant to drugs. E coli can cause urinary tract infections, life-threatening sepsis and meningitis. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jul/10/australian-gulls-found-to-carry-antibiotic-resistant-superbugs

Author : Narelle Towie

Publish date : 2019-07-09 18:00:09

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