23 Jun '11, 12pm

Deadly New Salmonella Strain Can Spread from Hogs to Humans : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Deadly New Salmonella Strain Can Spread from Hogs to Humans : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Known as 'monophasic salmonella typhimurium', this new strain—which has been shown to transmit from pigs to humans both directly and along the food chain—is particularly likely to cause hospitalizations, is especially dangerous to the elderly and children, and is also exhibiting high levels of resistance to antibiotics. The UK's premier organic organization, The Soil Association , has long been campaigning to stop American-style gigantic mega farms from being introduced in the UK. The emergence of this new strain of salmonella is, they say, one more reason to halt the move to ever more intensive farming, and to rethink the routine use of antibiotics: Most monophasic salmonella from pigs are multiresistant to at least four families of antibiotics, but the long-feared development of resistance to modern cephalosporin antibiotics in salmonella has already been found as well o...

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