A new study says a strain of E. coli “could be causing 30,000 to 40,000” urinary tract infections in the United States every year.The study, led by Professor Lance Price of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, pinpoints a particular E. coli strain that’s adapted to thrive in chickens and also turns up in people with UTIs.
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There are plenty of reasons to cook your chicken thoroughly before eating it, including avoiding a nasty stomach bug. But a new study published in mBio might offer a new one: It could prevent you getting an urinary tract infection from Escherichia coli bacteria.
A new study, led by the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center, has pinpointed a strain of Escherichia coli in poultry meat that could cause serious urinary tract infections (UTIs) in humans, a multi-center team of researchers, in the journal mBio.
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