Kai Tak River’s levels of two antibiotics were found to exceed safe levels by up to five times. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Breeding ground for superbugs? Hong Kong river’s unsafe antibiotic levels

  • Kai Tak River the ninth most antibiotic-filled in global study of pharmaceutical contamination
  • Experts warn of risk the medicines could help generate drug-resistant bacteria
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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Kai Tak River’s levels of two antibiotics were found to exceed safe levels by up to five times. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Naomi Ng

Naomi Ng

Naomi is a city news reporter at the South China Morning Post. She joined the Post in 2015 as a cadet reporter and has previously written for CNN International in Hong Kong, and Mizzima news in Myanmar.