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Experts say two new reports provide deeper insight into how and why antibiotics are being used in US agriculture.
Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.
The outbreak has reached 156 cases, as 113,000 pounds of ground beef are recalled.
The Virginia finding is 40 miles from any other detections in the area.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria made up a small portion of overall bacteria.
Of 18 cases, 15 are in Florida; the meat producer has not been named.
The Institute for AMR Research and Education aims to tackle some of the big questions about antibiotic use in animal agriculture.
Officials warn the strain might be widespread in the industry.
Officials did not have specific enough data to issue an alert during the outbreak.
Some common products like turkey breasts and pork chops don't even have standards, the report says.
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