Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in hospitals likely came from industrial livestock farms

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: Jennifer Lilley
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Many people would like to think of a hospital as a safe refuge, a place that will monitor and, hopefully, help restore health. However, according to a new study conducted by UK researchers at the University of Edinburgh, the very place designed to improve ailments may be a hot spot for a particular strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that could further jeopardize already-compromised systems, including those of newborn babies. (1)

The specific strain, CC398, which is resistant to many antibiotic drugs and can be transferred to humans, is typically carried by certain industrial livestock. Even worse, it’s making it’s way to hospitals, an environment where immune systems are already unstable. (1)

At this point, the big question may be, “How is it possible for humans in hospitals to get something that’s commonly found in the bodies of livestock?”

The problem of eating foods riddled with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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