Researchers Discover New Source Of Airborne Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

April 1, 2015 12:03 PM

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Researchers Discover New Source Of Airborne Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria from cattle feed yards can become airborne, according to a study to be published in Environmental Health Perspectives this month.

Researchers from Texas Tech University collected particle matter samples downwind and upwind of 10 large-scale cattle feed yards within a 200-mile radius of Lubbock, Texas, over six months. The researchers found bacteria containing antibiotic-resistant genes were 4,000 percent more prevalent in the ...

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