Friday, 15 May 2015

Geckos resistant to antibiotics, may pose risk to pet owners, study finds


Date:
May 14, 2015
Source:
University of Georgia
Summary:
Tokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study on geckos imported from Indonesia. The research focused on how the geckos respond to antibiotics; the study found that the bacteria from the geckos' intestines--known as enteric bacteria--were resistant to the antibiotics.
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