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Human Superbugs May Lurk in Cow Dung

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:36 PM

A US study has found that cow manure, commonly used to fertilise vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics.

These genes come from the cows' gut bacteria, and while none have yet been found in superbugs that are infecting humans, researchers say the potential is real.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:45 PM

Don't eat cow poop!

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" but "That's funny..."  --Isaac Asimov

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