Colorado deluge produced flood of drug-resistance genes

Pristine waterways were inundated with antibiotics in 2013

A 2013 Colorado flood

FLOATING AROUND  Colorado’s 2013 floodwaters (flooding in the city of Longmont shown) spread antibiotics and microbial drug-resistance genes to new places, including pristine headwaters of the South Platte River Basin.

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