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Surfers wanted for ‘superbug’ study

Filed in World Health News 6/9/15 at 4:23 pm     1154     BBC News

Scientists are launching an investigation into antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as “superbugs”, by gathering data from surfers’ rectums.

“Beach Bums” is the first UK project of its kind, teaming researchers with the action group Surfers Against Sewage.

Surfers are being asked to volunteer to provide rectal swabs to help scientists to find out the effects of marine pollution on human health.

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