9 of world's most dangerous bacteria found on the underground.

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9 of world's most dangerous bacteria found on the underground.

Nine of the world's most dangerous superbugs have been found on the underground. 

Scientists from London Metropolitan University have carried out tests on buses and tube trains. 

The Uber and Taxi insurers Staveley Head, funded the London Metropolitan University study, taking a total of 80 swabs across the capital. 

They tested hand rails, seats, doors and the walls and took their findings back to the lab to study the results.
Summary of the results

121 different bacteria’s and moulds were found – traces of 9 of them being the world’s most threatening superbugs to human health
Freedom of Information request reveals that seats on seven London Underground lines are never washed
The Underground was found to be the dirtiest form of public transport in the capital including traces of E.coli and faecal bacteria
The Victoria line was found to be the dirtiest line, with 22 types of living bacteria, including 4 of the world’s most threatening
Buses were found to be the cleanest

Eleanor Cunningham has this report.

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