San Francisco: Not only animal meat but also herbal foods also serve as a means of delivering antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the intestinal microbial, researchers warn.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that 2 million antibiotic-resistant infections per year in the country, 20% related to agriculture.
This assessment is based on patients who directly acquire antibiotic-resistant superbubs when eating meat. to tackle food antibiotic resistance in terms of a complete food chain that includes herbal foods in addition to meat, "said Marlene Meusley, of the Keck Medical School at the University of Southern California.
has developed a new lettuce-mice system that does not cause immediate illness to mimic the consumption of over-nutrients with herbal foods.
They cultivated lettuce, exposed it to antibiotic-resistant E. coli, fed it to mice and analyzed their faecal samples over time.
"We have detected differences in the ability of bacteria to colonize the intestines quietly after ingestion, depending on different hosts and bacterial factors." We mimic antibiotic and antacid treatment, as both can affect the ability of superfoods to survive the passage from the stomach to the intestines. "
Little has been done to date to determine how the food crops contribute
The spread of antibiotic-resistant superfluids from plants to humans is different from the outbreaks of diarrhea
Superbits can asymptomatically hide or "colonize" the intestines for months or even years when they escape from the intestine and cause infection, such as urinary tract infection
" We continue to look for the planting characteristics of cs and host factors that lead to key microbial changes in the gut that puts us at risk of colonization and those that hinder it, "said the researchers at the -American Society for Microbiology.