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Nearly Half of U.S. Meat Tainted With of Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Study Finds


4/15/2011 7:34:27 AM

Fox News -- Here’s something to think about the next time you stop by the meat counter at your local grocery store – there may be drug-resistant strains of bacteria lurking in that steak or chicken. A study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, found that Staphylococcus aureus – a bacteria that causes most staph infections including skin infections, pneumonia and blood poisoning – are present in meat and poultry from U.S. grocery stores at “unexpectedly high rates.”

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