Beef can be deadly due to previously unknown bacteria

Write about it Kamelia Osman (Kamelia Osman) from the University of Cairo (Egypt) and her colleagues. They investigated beef and chicken that has been grown using antibiotics.

Говядина может быть смертельно опасной из-за неизвестных ранее бактерий

Was that beef and chicken can be deadly, due to a previously unknown bacteria – germs are resistant to one or more antibiotics. In addition to these previously unknown bacteria in the meat can of course be present and Staphylococcus aureus (Staphylococcus aureus), and Streptococcus pneumoniae (Klebsiella pneumoniae).

Due to the habituation of bacteria to antibiotics there is a real danger that the medicine will be thrown back a hundred years ago, as there is no effective treatment of many diseases. After all, the massive use of antibiotics is going on not only on the meat farms. Antibiotics are used in hospitals.

And if in such circumstances the availability of a large number of infections there is a antibiotic resistant type of bacteria, its development is not impeded by other types of microorganisms so as the “normal” bacteria depressed or eliminated the applied antibiotics.

For research scientists have acquired in the markets in Cairo 250 pieces of meat local and imported. The laboratory testing showed that in half of the samples contained a large amount of bacteria in one third of the studied meat pieces were found spores of the microbe Bacillus cereus, which causes infection of the gastrointestinal tract. Biologists claim that during cooking the meat to destroy these spores is almost impossible, they are resistant to high temperatures and can even survive boiling.

Almost half of samples of beef and chicken scientists have discovered a gene cytK, which is toxic to a. 30-40% of them contain other dangerous toxins nhe, hbl, entFM and other. More than half of these bacteria have become resistant to the action of penicillin and many other antibiotics.

The researchers also warn that the mutation of microbes into the impact of antibiotics continue and will represent a growing threat to human health, if will not limit the use of antibiotics in meat production.

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