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Misuse of antibiotics at poultry farms harmful for human health: Study

This is something alarming! According to a new study, poultry farms in India may turn out to be a breeding ground for multi-drug resistant bacteria.


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Misuse of antibiotics at poultry farms harmful for human health: Study

Misuse of antibiotics at poultry farms harmful for human health: Study

New Delhi :  

This is something alarming! According to a new study, poultry farms in India may turn out to be a breeding ground for multi-drug resistant bacteria. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) conducted this study.

The organisation found out that antibiotics misuse in our poultry farms is actually increasing the multi-drug resistant bacteria.

It is a matter of serious concern that these bacteria are getting spread in our environment as a result of the disposal of poultry waste in the agricultural fields. The ultimate threat of infection to human beings arises because of the same. 

The research team collected different samples of soil and litter from around twelve randomly selected poultry farms. These farms were located in four major poultry producing states of northern India like Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan.  

It was revealed that as much as 217 bacterial isolates were taken out from the farms and they were checked if they are susceptible to the 16 key antibiotics. These antibiotics are used treat the various infections in people. 

As a matter of fact, three key species of bacteria like Klebsiella pneumonia, Taphylococcus Lentus and  Escherichia coli were found to be present in the samples. 

First Published: Friday, September 01, 2017 07:24 PM


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