Tuesday, January 26, 2010

E. coli in retail chicken eyed for link to infections

Research from McGill University suggests there may be a link between a strain of E. coli in undercooked chicken and a risk of urinary tract infections in younger women who consume it.

McGill researcher Amee Manges, studying samples taken in the Montreal area between 2005 and 2007, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the University of Guelph, said her results show "strong new evidence" that E. coli from chicken sold at supermarkets, restaurants and elsewhere can cause common urinary tract infections.

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