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Andrew Gunther: E. Coli and the Misuse of Antibiotics

E. coli is resistant to several classes of important antibiotics. And the consensus is that one of the most likely reasons for the development of this multiple-resistant strain is the misuse of antibiotics in intensive livestock farming systems.
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E. coli bacteria more likely to develop resistance after exposure to low levels of antibiotics, reports a study in Microbial Dru

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (4 years ago)

New Rochelle, NY, June 14, 2011—E. coli bacteria exposed to three common antibiotics were more likely to develop antibiotic resistance following low-level antibiotic exposure than after exposure to high concentrations that would kil... Read Post

E. coli and The Misuse of Antibiotics

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Green Fork Blog (4 years ago)

While the primary focus remains identifying the source of the outbreak and treating those affected, scientists have already expressed alarm at the fact that this particular strain of E. coli – E. coli O104:H4 – is resistant to sever... Read Post

Source Of ‘Super-Toxic’ E.coli Still A Mystery

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Blisstree: Eat (4 years ago)

Yet another reason why antibiotics and livestock shouldn’t mix: It may be responsible for creating “super-toxic” bacteria like the strain of E.coli — resistant to 14 different antibiotic drugs — now terrorizing Europe. Peter Smith a... Read Post

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