Wednesday, 3 July 2013

UK - Antibiotic-resistant E. coli studies launched

At long last! The inclusion of farm animals is very necessary..

Let us hope there is proper supervision and no test fiddling.

BBC report here

3 July 2013 Last updated at 01:35

Antibiotic-resistant E. coli studies launched

By James Gallagher

A UK-wide investigation into the spread of antibiotic-resistant E. coli has been launched by Public Health England.

The resistant strains of the bacterium, which can cause urinary tract infections and blood poisoning, are harder to treat and more deadly than non-resistant E. coli.

The spread of resistance in healthy people, patients, farm animals, sewage and slurry will be assessed...