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Uh-Oh, Antibiotic Resistance Has Spread to Wildlife

Harmony Spencer

It's gone further than the hospital and farm: scientists who study wildlife have found antibiotic resistant genes in fecal samples. Alarmingly, new studies on crows have uncovered resistance to strong, last-resort antibiotics like vancomycin. Animals like gulls, foxes, frogs, sharks and whales also have resistant genes. More research needs to be done on what role wildlife plays in the spread of resistant infections (if any). Still, it's an indication of how widespread the problem is becoming.

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