Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Salmonella Superbug On The Rise

Salmonella Superbug On The Rise

A strain of Salmonella resistant to the most powerful antibiotics has been found in the UK, France and Denmark. The S. Kentucky "superbug" variant of salmonella emerged in Africa & may have developed due to the use of antibiotics in chicken and turkey farming. The Health Protection Agency have said "Care should be taken with hand and food hygiene particularly while travelling” There are increased calls for a reduction in use of antibiotics both in farming & medicine.


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