Drugresistant bacteria thrive at Mumbai’s most popular beaches
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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