05 March 2012

Chickens cause serious infections in humans

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The intestinal bacterium Enterococcus faecalis can transmit from chickens to humans, causing urinary tract infections.

This discovery is yet another example of how emerging infectious diseases in humans often stem from animals.

As part of her PhD thesis, Louise Ladefoged Poulsen, of the University of Copenhagen, has studied disease transmission between poultry and humans in Vietnam.

Source: ScienceNordic.com

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