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What do some persistent human bladder infections and some innocent-looking chicken cutlets have in common? Drug-resistant E. coli, scientists say.
How the same bad bug got in both places is the focus of a recent investigation by Maryn McKenna, a journalist with the Food and Environment Reporting Network who, in her own words, "finds emerging diseases strangely exciting." She's the author of the book SUPERBUG, which is all about drug-resistant staph infections, and she blogs about antibiotic resistance over at Wired
Does this prove a definite link between drug-resistant bacteria in food animals – chickens, in this case – and human infections?
It depends on what "proof" means —
What are some of the other possible explanations?
The one I find most interesting is mentioned in the Atlantic piece. That is, that the resistant bacteria in both humans and chickens are part of a greater microbial ecology whose cycling through the environment, agriculture and human society isn't completely understood. (More critiques of the report from the food industry here.)
it is not the natural products the ones that gives me allergies but anything that contain synthetic additive,
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by DavidWillts
Well in my 52 years of life I pretty much has gotten use to avoid anything that can bring an allergy reaction, but when it comes to manufactured drugs well that is what doctors call it, "trial and error" but can cost my life.
And interesting I have not reaction from straight penicillin. The reaction to drugs like antibiotics is a delayed reaction I can take the entire dose the reactions comes when the body tries to get rid of the left over of the medication.