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Deadly Livestock Superbug Jumped To Humans
2012-02-22 08:52:13

A strain of the potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacterium known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has jumped from food animals to humans, researchers reported Tuesday in the online journal mBio. The study, led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), suggests that MRSA CC398 likely started as a non-resistant (antibiotic-susceptible) strain in humans, but developed resistance to antibiotics after spreading to farm animals. MRSA is a well-known...

2010-07-13 13:45:00

Requests Come on Eve of Congressional Hearing on Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1000 physicians and other clinicians, including nurses, have signed statements asking Congress to pass legislation to reduce the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics in food animals. Hospital and Healthy Systems representing over sixty healthcare facilities also signed a petition in support of legislation to end unnecessary antibiotics use in food...

2008-06-24 12:03:09

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, addressing the preventative use of antimicrobials in food animals and reiterating the necessity of antibiotic use in livestock for ensuring food safety. Dr. Lyle P. Vogel, AVMA's assistant executive vice president, testified at the hearing, which focused on the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant "superbugs" in...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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