UTI and E Coli: The Connection With Chickens

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A new study from the Centers from Disease Control (CDC) suggests that Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) may actually be triggered by E. Coli  found in poultry.

About 90 per cent of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are caused by E. Coli bacterial infection.  It was previously  assumed that the source of the E. Coli bacteria was a person’s own body – from the gastro-intestinal tract, but the CDC study suggests it could be chickens, that’s right, chickens

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The CDC study examined E. coli genomes from women who were afflicted with UTIs and then compared them to E. coli genomes in chicken and other meats.

The CDC study found that UTIs bacteria strains matched those in chicken – with the bacteria coming from the bird itself as opposed to E. Coli contamination during human handling.

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