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New NUI Galway project to investigate superbugs in swimmers

By Mindo - 17th Aug 2020

Dr. Liam Burke of NUI Galway pictured at Blackrock, Salthill in Galway. Photograph by Aengus McMahon

A team of researchers at NUI Galway is calling on swimmers and surfers to take part in a project to find out if recreational water users are more at risk of picking up superbugs. Dr Liam Burke, Co-Investigator on the PIER project, says: “Some superbugs are now very common in the environment due to increased antibiotic use in humans and animals and the release of sewage, manure, and effluent containing antibiotics and antibiotic resistant superbugs, which can end up in our lakes, rivers, and seas.”
Pictured is Dr Burke at Blackrock in Salthill, Galway City.

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