Another Drug Resistant Superbug Invades Meat and Poultry

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According to a nationwide study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a bacteria linked to a wide range of human diseases, are present at high rates in meat and poultry from U.S. grocery stores.

Nearly half of the meat and poultry samples were contaminated with S. aureus, and more than half of those bacteria — 52 percent — were resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics, rendering S. aureus a superbug. S. aureus can cause a range of illnesses from minor skin infections to pneumonia, endocarditis and sepsis.

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