TheIndependent – Drug-Resistant Bacteria: Sewage-Treatment Plants Described As Giant ‘Mixing Vessels’ After Scientists Discover Mutated Microbes In British River -19 July 2014

The Independent

Exclusive: Discovery reveals role of sewerage plants in creating mutated microbes that are resistant to antibiotics

By Steve Connor

Quote: Superbugs resistant to some of the most powerful antibiotics in the medical arsenal have been found for the first time in a British river – with scientists pinpointing a local sewage-treatment plant as the most likely source.

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