4. Resistant E. coli infections in humans come from food animals

October 2009
Food & Environment Electronic Digest;2009, p4
The article reports on the findings of a study which showed that human Escherichia coli bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotics are coming from food animals. It mentions that the resistance traits spring up within a particular animal sector rather than developing within humans and spreading back to meat. It also notes that Escherichia coli strains on meat produce resistance as a result of the use of antibiotics in food animals.


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