Drug-resistant bacteria: Sewage-treatment plants described as giant ‘mixing vessels’ after scientists discover mutated microbes in British river

There has been some discussion within Harbourcare concerning the possibility that the concentration of the Jones Road plant outfall onto the Omaha Golf course could provide a suitable mixing pot for the evolution of drug resistant bacteria. The thought is that bacteria in the outfall is concentrated together with trace pharmaceuticals such as anti-biotics and contained in say the groundwater beneath the Omaha golf course. Well maybe this is not so fanciful! Here is an article published in the Independent on Saturday 19 July 2014 as their lead story.

Drug-resistant bacteria: Sewage-treatment plants described as giant ‘mixing vessels’ after scientists discover mutated microbes in British river

Exclusive: Discovery reveals role of sewerage plants in creating mutated microbes that are resistant to antibiotics

Exclusive: Discovery reveals role of sewerage plants in creating mutated microbes that are resistant to antibiotics

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