NCCS finds mass bathing during Kumbh Mela alters bacterial load, diversity

During Kumbh Mela in 2015, microbial diversity dropped by nearly 37.5% while bacterial load increased by about 130-fold at five bathing sites in Nashik from where samples were collected prior to and during the event. The study also found an increase in infectious diseases and drug-resistant microbe genes in the river water samples collected during … Continue reading NCCS finds mass bathing during Kumbh Mela alters bacterial load, diversity

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