• A graphic on antibiotics pollution in rivers and the risk of superbugs. A global study has found that rivers across the world are being polluted by antibiotics. This has raised fears that bugs will become resistant to lifesaving medication. Picture: AFP

    Superbug threat grows as rivers contaminated with antibiotics

    A graphic on antibiotics pollution in rivers and the risk of superbugs. A global study has found that rivers across the world are being polluted by antibiotics. This has raised fears that bugs will become resistant to lifesaving medication.

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    WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

    In a first, the UN health agency said it had collated data on antibiotic use across large parts of the world and had found huge differences in consumption.