Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 5th, 2006
Edward Belongia, MD, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wis., and his colleagues examined poultry exposure as a risk factor for antibiotic resistance in Enterococcus faecium, a gut bacterium that is increasingly the cause of infections in hospitals. The investigation team focused on use of a growth-promoting antibiotic, called virginiamycin, in poultry.
Results of the nearly $1.4 million three-year study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta,...
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