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REPORT: Superbug Dangers in Chicken Linked to 8 Million At-Risk Women


Health & Wellness  (tags: antibiotic resistance, chicken, factory farming, health, superbugs )

Julie
- 802 days ago - abcnews.go.com
A growing number of medical researchers say more than 8 million women are at risk of difficult-to-treat bladder infections because superbugs - resistant to antibiotics and growing in chickens - are being transmitted to humans in the form of E. coli.



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Julia R. (294)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 5:37 pm
Very informative article! All of the antibiotics that these animals are getting because they are raised in such cramped and unhealthy conditions on industrialized or factory farms are causing superbugs or very drug resistant bacteria and people are then eating the meat from these animals which is causing them to have chronic bladder infections and undermining their immune systems over time! Naturally, the poultry industry is going to say that this isn't the case. But, why is the same bacteria or related form that is found in chicken, also being found in humans? There is obviously a substantial connection here.
 

Nimue P. (247)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 7:38 pm
Go veg :)
 
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