Warming climate spawns new drug-resistant bugs

May 23, 2018, 8:14 AM EDT
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A study by researchers at the University of Toronto (U.T.) has found a positive correlation between hotter climate and increased growth and genetic mutations in drug-resistant bacteria.

For long, the scientists have observed antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria thriving at higher temperatures in the laboratory, and this is the first time a study confirms the same phenomenon happening outside in the real world, notes Scientific American.

The study, published in the journal “Nature Climate Change,” calls for more investment to examine the intertwined disciplines of infectious disease, medicine, and our changing environment, reports Geek.com.