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‘We can’t blame animals’: how human pathogens are making their way into vulnerable wildlife

Australian scientists have found evidence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in about a dozen species, including bats, penguins, sea lions and wallabies

For 13 years now, scientist Michelle Power has been grabbing samples of human waste and animal poop from Antarctica to Australia to try and answer a vital question.

  • by Graham Readfearn – Photography by Doug Gimesy
  • The Guardian

Has the bacteria in humans that has grown resistant to antibiotics – an issue considered to be one of the world’s greatest health challenges – made its way into wildlife?

The answer, it seems, is a resounding yes.

“I don’t think there’s been an…

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