Humans are polluting the environment with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and I’m finding them everywhere

  08 December 2020

Many of us are aware of the enormous threat of antibiotic- (or “antimicrobial”) resistant bacteria on human health. But few realize just how pervasive these superbugs are—antimicrobial-resistant bacteria have jumped from humans and are running rampant across wildlife and the environment.

My research is revealing the enormous breadth of wildlife species with superbugs in their gut bacterial communities (“microbiome”). Affected wildlife includes little penguins, sea lions, brushtailed possums, Tassie devils, flying foxes, echidnas, and a range of kangaroo and wallaby species.

Further reading: PhysOrg
Author(s): Michelle Power
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