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Food: Superbug Investigation #1026386

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Avila) An ABC News investigation into chickens fed antibiotics that has created a dangerous strain on e.coli resistant to drugs presented; details given of a link between chicken meat and bladder infections in humans. [McGill University epidemiologist Amee MANGES†- says the e.coli is in humans and chicken meat.] [Food and Environment Reporting Network reporter Maryn McKENNA†- says the bacteria match.] [Superbug victim Doree GRIGGS‡- comments on her infection.] [GW medical faculty associates Dr. Gigi El-BAYOUMI†- calls the bug "super clever."]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer, Richard Besser) The problems in proving the contaminated food-infection link and how to prevent it at the farm level where antibiotics are used as feed discussed.

Sawyer, Diane;
Avila, Jim;
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