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Surfers Three Times More Likely to Harbor Dangerous Bacteria

17:24 EST 15 Jan 2018 | Discover Magazine

British surfers are coming back from the beach with more than good vibes. A study from University of Exeter researchers found the surfers had levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that were three times higher than those who didn't hang ten. It's likely the result of ingesting seawater laden with bacteria from sewage and run-off, they say, and it's another sign of the impending health crisis such bacteria could represent. Surf's Up! The researchers looked at just under 300 people from

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