ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012
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(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.
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