Research – Chicken superbug CAN’T be treated with antibiotics: Warning as common bacteria found in half of supermarket poultry turns drug resistant

Daily Mail

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  • Campylobacter is found at low levels on half of chickens sold by major stores 
  • The bug is responsible for an estimated 500,000 cases of illness in the UK
  • More than nine per cent of one strain is resistant to three types of antibiotic 
  • Farmer using antibiotics to treat animals have raised levels of resistance 

 

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