Brazil: University research proves existence of superbacteria on beaches of Rio de Janeiro

The data evaluate the quality of the sand on the beaches of the city of Niterói, located opposite Rio de Janeiro in the Bay of Guanabara.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The study "Orla Limpa, Orla Viva - Coastal Region of Niterói: Problems and Solutions", conducted by the Federal University Fluminense (UFF), has confirmed the existence of superbacteria on the beaches of Niterói, in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro, after one year of research.

The research objective is to evaluate the quality of the sand on the beaches of Icaraí, Itaipu, Piratininga, and São Francisco by studying the relationship between the presence of microplastics and superbacteria which are resistant to various antibiotics and can cause infections that are difficult to treat.

The project . . .

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