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E. coli cases would be cut by cow jabs, scientists say

<b>The number of human cases of a dangerous strain of E. coli could be cut by 85% if cattle were vaccinated, say Scottish scientists.</b><p>There are often more than 1,000 cases of E. coli O157 across the UK each year.<p>The infection can cause severe kidney damage and in some instances can be deadly.<p>The …

Veterinary Medicine

CDC: Deadliest Drug Resistance Comes From Hospitals, Not Farms

Here at The Salt, we've been following the controversies that surround antibiotic use on the farm. Farmers give these drugs to chickens, swine and beef cattle, either to keep the animals healthy or to make them grow faster. Critics say it's contributing to an epidemic of drug-resistant bacteria not …

CDC warns of 'catastrophic' results of increased drug resistance

The US faces "potentially catastrophic consequences" if it does not act immediately to combat drug resistance which already kills an estimated 23,000 people a year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Monday.<p>It is the first time the federal agency has estimated the death toll …

CDC issues report on controlling antibiotic resistance

In a comprehensive report on antibiotic-resistant superbugs, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) doesn’t shy away from terms like …

2 Million Americans Annually Get Infections That Antibiotics Can't Cure

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sums up the scene for bacterial infections that should be curable with antibiotics—but aren't.<p>More than two million Americans get sick every year with infections that defy modern antibiotics. At least 23,000 Americans die each year. Such …

Drug-resistant superbugs multiplying: CDC report IDs 'urgent threats'

Thoughtless use of antibiotic medications continues to promote the growth of drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., threatening doctors' ability to combat infections, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The 114-page publication, which was written for …