Drug-resistant bacteria discovered in pork
U.S. scientists say antibiotic-resistant bacteria has
been found in pigs, pork products and even some veterinarians who work with
The Wall Street Journal has reported that
Public-health doctors at the University of Iowa found drug-resistant bacteria in
nearly half of pigs tested with nasal swabs. University of Minnesota researchers
found the bacteria in 7 percent of swine veterinarians tested, while Ontario
Veterinary College researcher Scott Weese found the bacteria in 10 percent of
ground pork and pork chops tested in parts of Canada.
relevant to the human population," Weese told the newspaper. "The question is
whether it can cause problems among humans." Weese continued to explain that
bacteria in pork and pigs "are not an important source of disease at this
â€¢ Wall Street Journal
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