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Antibiotic resistance could be transmitted through the air from farms

Researchers who tested upwind and downwind air at cattle feedlots found evidence to support the idea that antibiotic resistance is transmitted through the air from farms.

New methods to identify MRSA in pigs

It is important to keep the number of MRSA infections at a low level. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, the latest technologies within whole genome…

Our companion animals harbor the same types of MRSA infections as we do

A shared population of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria circulates both in humans and companion animals, according to a study published this week in mBio®, the online…

Local animals’ role in human drug-resistant Salmonella may previously have been overstated

A new study has shown that, contrary to popular belief, local domestic animals are unlikely to be the major source of antibiotic resistant Salmonella in humans. The result comes from a detailed study of DNA from more than 370 Salmonella samples collect…

MRSA traced back to cattle infections

A new study has suggested that a type of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) found in humans may have originated from cattle as far back as 40 years or more. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, analyzed around 40 stra…

Much Of American Meat Contaminated With Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

A large proportion of American meat is contaminated with superbugs – antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to an Environmental Working Group analysis of recently released government tests…

Ban Antibiotics In Farm Animal Feed, Say Canadian Doctors

Adding antibiotics to livestock feed should be banned, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) urged today. In a report titled “When Antibiotics Stop Working”, the authors are also calling for stricter guidelines regarding the human use of antibiotics…

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