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Residue & Resistance: Antibiotics in Meat--Dr. Dodds
« on: April 23, 2018, 12:30:45 PM »
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) issued an alarming report the first week of April 2018 about a superbug nicknamed “nightmare bacteria”, scientifically named Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), that is resistant to antibiotics. To give you a point of reference, you are probably more familiar with other superbugs such as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in people and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococus pseudointermedius in pets (MRSP).

While the CDC could have focused on a number of superbugs, the organization chose to focus on carbapenemase-producing strains for this study, in part because of their propensity to spread and their establishment in many U.S. states. The study results illustrated that 1 in 10 (11%) people were asymptomatic carriers of CRE, meaning they can spread the bacteria within the community. One expert called it, “human mosquitoes”. So, the notion that superbugs are only contained to hospital settings is false. Indeed, it is well-known that MRSA and MRSP have breached the hospital/veterinary community boundary.

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