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U.K. residents swimming in coastal waters may ingest resistant E. coli

March 31, 2015

United Kingdom residents who use coastal waters recreationally could be exposed to antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli, according to data presented at the General Microbiology Annual Conference 2015.

“Our research establishes recreational use of coastal waters as an additional route of exposure,” William Gaze, PhD, of the University of Exeter Medical School, Cornwall, U.K, said in a press release. “With millions of people visiting beaches in England and Wales each year, there is a risk of people ingesting [third-generation cephalosporin]-resistant E. coli, and it looks like water users’ exposure to all resistant bacteria could be even higher.”

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