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Patients’ urine and meat samples compared for shared E. coli

There’s no direct link yet between Escherichia coli in meat and poultry and urinary tract infections, but three of six the most common E. coli genotypes in humans were found in retail meat samples. Attendees of the annual IDWeek in San Diego, sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the HIV Medicine Association and… Continue Reading

Documentary Explores Use of Antibiotics in Food Animals

On Tuesday night, PBS aired FRONTLINE’s two-part documentary exploring the increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance. The first half of “The Trouble with Antibiotics” focused on the science and politics behind the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals, presenting the history of the practice and attempts to link human illnesses back to animal antibiotics. Highlighted… Continue Reading

Research Linking Chicken to Bladder Infections Gets National Attention

There is growing evidence that there may be a link between bacteria on meat and antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections in people — and that link is starting to get high profile media attention. On Wednesday, ABC ran a segment featuring the latest research on both Good Morning America and World News with Diane Sawyer, programs… Continue Reading

Study Suggests Chicken Contributes to Urinary Tract Infections

Researchers have long suspected a link between the E. coli that causes human urinary tract infections and E. coli contamination in meat products, and new research gives more credence to the theory. A study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal found genetic similarities between E. coli from animals sampled… Continue Reading