It never happened before that a strong microbe, which is known as the NDM enzyme, has been discovered in Europe's bathing waters. Exactly, it has been found on two Irish beaches.
Medical analysis that was made by researchers from Galway, who discovered the microbe, showed that it is resistant to most antibiotics.
Professor Martin Kormikan of NUI Galway stated: "It has been more than 100 years, during which we have known that a proper wastewater control is a cornerstone of public health protection. But it is 2017 now and we still let wastewater to go into the sea and rivers because we have not set up ourselves to create handling systems which are needed. "
Though, it is said that both beaches are situated in Galway, the names of the polluted beaches were not uncovered, and this situation have been caused by an uncleaned drain of human wastewater.
The researchers clarify that the NDM enzyme makes bacteria resistant to a wide variety of potent antibiotics, including a class of carbapenem antibiotics that are used to treat multi-drug-resistant infections.
Nevertheless, yet, there is still no evidence of any human infectious diseases because of the microbe in the areas in Ireland that were affected by it.