Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Hitch Rides On Australian Gulls

Australian scientists are warning that people may be exposed to potentially deadly bacteria if they touch their mouths or eat without washing their hands after coming into contact with surfaces contaminated with gull poop

by GrrlScientist for Forbes | @GrrlScientist

Adult silver gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) in Victoria, Australia. The silver gull is the most common gull species in Australia.
(Credit: Fir0002 / GFDL 1.2)

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