New Strain of ‘Superbug’ Traced to Chicken
|09/27/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
An international team of scientists has identified a new strain of “superbug” that has made people sick, and it apparently came from chickens.
The new strain of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA, sickened 10 people in Denmark. Researchers traced the staph bacteria, which is resistant to several antibiotics, and can be fatal, to contaminated poultry people handled or ate.
Most people don’t acquire MRSA from chickens or other food animals. It’s usually spread in hospitals, through person-to-person contact, where people live and gather in close quarters in the community. While farm workers are at higher risk of read more >>>