Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in dogs

Scientists found pets and their owners harbouring antibiotic-resistant bacteria
09 August 2021
Presented by Eva Higginbotham
Production by Eva Higginbotham.


A pomeranian dog.


Researchers have reported a case of antibiotic-resistant bacteria passing between dogs and their owners. And these bacteria aren’t just resistant to any antibiotic - they’re resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort that we use when all other treatments fail. Mark Holmes is a vet and a microbial scientist from the University of Cambridge - he wasn’t involved in the research, but he took a look for us and spoke to Eva Higginbotham...


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