Travellers using antibiotics can spread superbug!

January 22, 2015 4:21 PM

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Travellers using antibiotics can spread superbug!

A study has revealed that taking antibiotics for diarrhea may put travellers visiting developing parts of the world at higher risk for contracting superbugs and spreading these drug-resistant bacteria to their home countries.

Those travelling to South Asia faced the highest risk of contracting the resistant bacteria. Nearly 80 percent of travellers who took antibiotics for diarrhea while visiting the region were colonised with ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae, a concerning type of drug-resistant superbug that is a serio...

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