News & Perspective

Jan 11, 2002

Jan 11, 2002

Five-state survey finds antibiotic-resistant enterococci in ground pork

(CIDRAP News) – A recent analysis of ground pork in grocery stores in five states showed that 4% of the samples contained enterococci with high-level resistance to gentamicin, an antibiotic used to treat enterococcal infections in humans. In addition, most Enterococcus faecium isolates were resistant to quinupristin-dalfopristin (Synercid), a streptogramin antibiotic used to treat infections caused by vancomycin-resistant E faecium.

Mar 05, 2012

Mar 05, 2012

Report cites mixed data on resistant bacteria in poultry, meat

(CIDRAP News) – A new US government report shows that the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in retail poultry and meat samples in 2010 varied greatly depending on the type of bacteria and meat, with resistant Salmonella in chicken breasts one of the more common findings.

Jul 26, 2012

Jul 26, 2012

FDA cites mixed findings on resistance in foodborne bacteria

(CIDRAP News) – A US government report released this week on the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in major foodborne pathogens paints a mixed picture, with some markers down or stable but others in double digits or increasing.

Nov 27, 2012

Nov 27, 2012

Consumers Union study stirs debate on bacteria in pork

(CIDRAP News) – Consumer Reports magazine has stirred debate about pathogens in pork by reporting a small study in which Yersinia enterocolitica was found in 69% of samples, while more common foodborne pathogens like Salmonella and Listeria were much less prevalent.

Feb 07, 2013

Feb 07, 2013

Bacteria in meat show growing drug resistance, FDA says

(CIDRAP News) – An annual report released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week shows that antibiotic resistance in bacteria found in retail meat and poultry samples is continuing to increase, though not uniformly.

Nov 07, 2013

Nov 07, 2013

News Scan for Nov 07, 2013

Campylobacter in chicken livers
Call for rabies elimination
H1N1 spread on airplanes
MRSA on buses

Jul 02, 2014

Jul 02, 2014
Salmonella

Resistant foodborne bacteria: good news, bad news in 2012

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.

Jul 02, 2014

News Scan for Jul 02, 2014

More imported US chikungunya
Deer density and Lyme disease
Campylobacter in chickens
Drug-resistant malaria in Laos
Dengue in Malaysia

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