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International travellers spread dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria with ease, study finds

Gemma King Research

New research, published in The Lancet Microbe on 23 February 2021, shows how antibiotic-resistant infections can spread easily when we travel. The study highlights how international travellers/tourists who share facilities can spread resistant infections. In one case, tourists staying separately were found to have the same strain of a bacteria after sharing a shower facility. Study details Scientists from the …