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Health & Fit'Superbugs' found lurking in London underground and hospitals

20:00  01 august  2019
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There are many types of superbugs lurking in hospitals . These include Superbugs are also found in people who have travelled to parts of South Asia and the Middle ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London , SE1 9GF.

The London Undergound will be SUPER CLEANED after a shocking study finds that nine of the most dangerous superbugs lurk there. A study last month found 121 different types of bacteria on public transport. Nine of these, including E.coli and salmonella, are extremely dangerous.

Scientists have found multidrug-resistant "superbug" bacteria lurking on cash machines, escalators and handrails in London's underground rail system, shopping centers and hospitals and say they pose a potential risk to public health.

Research published in the journal Scientific Reports on Thursday found "disturbing" and "worrisome" levels of antibiotic resistance, said Hermine Mkrtchyan, a specialist in biomedical sciences at the University of East London, who co-led the work.

"General public areas, which are part of our everyday life, can be reservoirs for multidrug resistant bacteria," she said. The levels found were "further evidence that infection control measures, both in the hospitals and in public places, fail to limit the spread of resistant bacteria," Mkrtchyan said.

The research team collected a total of 600 samples of a bacteria known as staphylococci from public places and public areas of hospitals in East and West London. Of the 600, 281 were found to be multidrug resistant.

Among the areas sampled were surfaces such as washroom door handles, taps, toilet seats, ATM machines, soap dispensers, escalator rails and pedestrian crossing buttons.

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