Hospitals and city sewage found to have higher levels of bacteria

The Environmental Protection Agency has found high levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in urban sewage from hospitals and from the general city sewage.

Hospital sewage had high levels of bacteria resistant to a number of “newer” antibiotics, according to the EPA’s research.

The researchers were testing to see if the antibiotic resistant bacteria can survive wastewater treatment processes and examined the possible risk of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which is discharged into seawater from treatment plants, getting back into people…

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