Researchers Find New Source of Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria blowing in the Wind

April 2, 2015 1:33 PM

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As per a study due for publication this month in Environmental Health Perspectives, bacteria obtained from cattle feed yards that are resistant to antibiotics, can become airborne.

Over a six month period, Texas Tech University researchers accumulated particle matter samples pertaining to 10 large-scale cattle feed yards both upwind and downwind. The yards are located within a radius of 200 miles from Lubbock, Texas. The downwind samples contained 4,000 percent more bacteria w...

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