Drug­re­sis­tant bac­te­ria thrive at Mum­bai’s most pop­u­lar beaches

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE -

beaches, mainly to in­ves­ti­gate the pres­ence of pathogens such as Escherichia-coli, or E-coli, a micro­organ­ism widely found in in­testi­nal tract of hu­mans and other warm blooded an­i­mals. The study found that all their sam­ples were re­sis­tant to the two an­tibi­otics that are com­monly used to treat uri­nary tract in­fec­tions caused by E. coli. The team also ended up find­ing Sal­monella ty­phi (which causes ty­phoid fever), Chlorella (causes al­ler­gic re­ac­tions and breath­ing prob­lems), Sta­phy­lo­coc­cus (boils and ooz­ing blis­ters, vom­it­ing, stom­ach ache) and Vib­rio cholera

(which causes cholera).

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