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Living Planet: Environmental disaster in India births superbugs

Something sinister is lurking in the lakes, rivers and other water bodies surrounding the second-largest cluster of pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world. Near Hyderabad in southern India, where cheap generic medicines are produced, antibiotic residues enter the water — and this environmental disaster is breeding bacteria resistant to antibiotics.

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