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Tourists Pick Up Antibiotic-Resistance Genes in Just Two Days

Earlier studies had shown that certain genes conferring resistance to antibiotics can be picked up by microbes in your gut when you are abroad. Stool samples from 122 travellers showed that the proportion of antibiotic-resistance genes in their gut bacteria increased from below 10 per cent before they left to as much as 55 per cent on their return

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