Death, by Chicken…

There’s a good chance Urinary Tract Infections [UTIs] come from food – especially chicken – and they’re increasingly antibiotic resistant strains, i.e. the next one you catch might kill you…

“… Today comes a new Applied and Environmental Microbiology study addressing another important aspect of UTIs: the association of foodborne resistant bacteria and resistant UTIs…The study follows a long line of research linking chicken meat products to the spread of drug-resistant E. coli strains capable of causing disease. Genetic similarities between extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) and retail meat products have shifted the understanding within the biomedical community of UTI transmission and infection. … [in] chicken products collected in 2013. 205 (65%) of 316 samples tested were culture-positive for E. coli, and 25 were ExPEC (extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli )

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