Croatian ‘Superbug River’ Puts Pharma Pollution Under the Microscope

  30 January 2020

“I felt like I was doing some kind of police work,” she said, recalling the hours crouched in the mud by Croatia’s largest river, scooping sludge into sample bottles, during a year of fieldwork in 2016.

Udikovic Kolic, head of the Laboratory for Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology at the state-run Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb, documented alarming levels of two common antibiotics: azithromycin and erythromycin.

Author(s): Vedrana Simicevic
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