How toilets and bugs bind us together

By Assa Doron and Alex Broom
Updated November 19 2019 - 3:13pm, first published 1:31pm

Today is World Toilet Day, and this week is Antibiotics Awareness Week. The coincidence provides an opportunity to analyse two pressing and connected problems: a lack of basic sanitation for the world's poor and the rise of "superbugs," the bacteria that has become resistant to some or all antibiotics.

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