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Indian poultry farms are breeding superbugs, study finds

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 05:50

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Random tests on 18 poultry farms raising about 50,000 birds each in India's north-western state of Punjab found that two-thirds of the fowl harboured bacteria that produce special enzymes, known as extended-spectrum beta-lactamase, or ESBL, that destroy most penicillin and cephalosporin-based antibiotics.

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INDIAN poultry farms are not just rearing chickens - they are also breeding germs capable of thwarting all but the most potent antibiotics, researchers found.

Random tests on 18 poultry farms raising about 50,000 birds each in India's north-western state of Punjab found

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