Tag Archives: Bacteria

London’s public spaces are rife with multidrug-resistant bacteria

Public spaces seem to contain drug resistant bacteriaBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images By Sam Wong Multidrug-resistant bacteria are dotted throughout London. From swabs taken across the city, nearly half of the samples with a common type of bacteria had a drug resistant strain. Hermine Mkrtchyan at the University of East London and her colleagues swabbed commonly touched… Read More »

Indiana girl, 12, contracts flesh-eating bacteria during trip to Florida beach, mom says

An Indiana mother has shared photos of her 12-year-old daughter’s frightening encounter with flesh-eating bacteria following the family’s trip to Florida earlier this month. Michelle Brown said her family had arrived in Destin amid a couple of days of stormy weather on June 7. They eventually visited Pompano Beach on June 9, but Brown said they… Read More »