No link found between resistant bacteria, farm-use antibiotics

New review study examining link between antibiotic use in farm animals and antibiotic resistance in people leads to new questions.

As the debate continues concerning the use of antibiotics in food animals and the relationship to drug-resistant infections in people, a team of interdisciplinary scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the Charleston VA Medical Center Research Service reviewed published literature for evidence of a relationship between antibiotic use in agricultural animals and drug-resistant foodborne campylobacter infections in humans, commonly known as campylobacteriosis.

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