International travel linked to spread of deadly drug-resistant bacteria
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International travel linked to spread of deadly drug-resistant bacteria

International tourists are particularly vulnerable to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria due to the amount of time they spend intermingling with other people, a new study published in The Lancet Microbe has found.

The global spread of intestinal multidrug resistant gram-negative (MDR-GN) bacteria poses a serious threat to human health worldwide, with MDR clones of E.coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae threatening more antibiotic resistant infections around the world.

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