August 1, 2021
Technology

Hi-tech toilets can turn antibiotic-resistant superbug spreaders

Tokyo, July 13 (SocialNews.XYZ) Water-jet nozzles in electric toilets may be reservoirs for multidrug-resistant superbugs, increasing the risk of dangerous germ transmission among people, according to a new research.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa or P aeruginosa naturally occurs in soil and freshwater, but it can also thrive on moist surfaces, leading to opportunistic infections in weakened and ill patients that could develop into life-threatening conditions like pneumonia or sepsis.


Because of the overuse of antibiotics, these bacteria have evolved the ability to withstand attempts to treat infections with drugs that once killed them. And infections caused by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRP) bacteria are becoming more common in both the community and hospitals. Mortality rates…

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