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The agency also establishes new steps to control Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry.
Multidrug-resistant Salmonella has decreased and resistance to two important classes of antibiotics remains low, but resistance to the bacterium that causes typhoid fever is worrisome.
Most US samples had bacterial contamination, and a good many had pathogenic varieties.
Non-outbreak raw-milk cases may outnumber outbreak cases 25 to 1—and knowing the farmer might not help.
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