Photo: Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Wild Arctic Birds



Some wild birds in the Arctic tundra, like this Western sandpiper in Russia, carry bacteria resistant to human drugs, a new study has found.

The results suggests that antibiotic resistance has spread deep into nature—and humans are likely to blame.

Photograph by Jonas Bonnedahl


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