Antibiotics may help disease spread in infected animals

Research into mice infected with salmonella, a bacteria often the cause of food-borne illness, poses “ominous questions about the widespread, routine use of sub-therapeutic doses of antibiotics in livestock,” says the Stanford Medical School. When scientists gave oral antibiotics to the mice, so-called superspreaders, mice that had been shedding high amounts of salmonella in their feces,… » Read More

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