High-tech TOILETS could spread superbugs: Water-jet nozzles that squirt water to clean users’ bottoms are ‘reservoirs’ for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, study warns

High-tech electric toilets that use water-jets to squirt water at users’ bottoms are ‘reservoirs’ for antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a new study has warned.

The futuristic toilets are commonly used in Japan and other parts of Asia, and use water to clean users’ bottoms, replacing the need for toilet paper.

However, researchers from Tokyo Medical University Hospital have discovered multidrug-resistant bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRP) on water jet nozzles on electric toilets in hospitals in Japan.
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