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First bird flu, now chickens source of superbug effecting humans?

Chicken farmers used to be able to buy methamfetamine (speed) in 55 gallon drums to mix with chicken feed for egg layers. I wondered how much speed and other drugs got into us. Now, we are beginning to find out.

The key in safety seems to be not industrializing poultry and egg farming, as well as other meat production. When thousands of animals are housed together drugs are needed to keep them healthy but the long term result may kill us all – chickens and people.

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Is Drug Resistance in Humans Coming From Chickens?

There is enough similarity between drug-resistance genes in  E. coli carried by chickens and  E. coli infecting humans that the chickens may be the source of it.

We conclude that the high rate of ESBL contamination of retail chicken meat in the Netherlands, which involves many of the same ESBL genes present in colonized and infected humans, is a plausible source of the recent increase of ESBL genes in the Netherlands. The similarity of E. coli strains and predominant drug resistance genes in meat and humans provides circumstantial evidence for an animal reservoir for a substantial part of ESBL genes found in humans.

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Superbug in your dairy? Thank Industrialized farming…

The wise opossum philosopher, Pogo, says – “We have me the enemy and he is us!” Keep cattle, poultry “healthy” under overpopulated and crowded conditions – easy hit them with anti-bacterial drugs in excessive amounts – yeah. Huh, you mean that we got drug resistant bacteria that eats people up as a result? Oops!

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More MRSA, in milk: A new strain in cows and humans

Researchers in England and Denmark have announced they have found a never-before recorded variant of MRSA in cow’s milk in England that has already caused human infections in England, Scotland and Denmark, and researchers in Ireland have simultaneously announced that they have found the same strain in hospitalized patients there as well.

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Over drugged poultry may kill us

New study coming out will show again that factory farming and overuse of drug on poultry is producing bacteria that can kill us because they are resistant to medicines used to fight bacteria harmful to humans. I don’t know if buying local will help. Not eating poultry products sold on mass market might help and just not eating poultry and eggs can certainly help protect you and the planet. Industrial poultry farming is unhealthy for everyone: poultry, people and the planet. It is producing superbugs and avian influenza and perhaps the next mass killing pandemic.

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Drug-resistant bacteria: To humans from farms via food

Show us the science that use of antibiotics in animal production is causing this antibiotic resistance,” Dave Warner of the National Pork Council
Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Chickens, chicken meat and humans in the Netherlands are carrying identical, highly drug-resistant E. coli — resistance that is apparently moving from poultry raised with antibiotics, to humans, via food.
The case has been proven on the population level: populations of chickens, collections of chicken meat, populations of humans. If you look at the 30 years of research on this question, it’s been proven time and time again.

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