E. coli

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Scientists have discovered a third instance of a so-called superbug, raising concerns about its spread.

Researchers found E. coli bacteria that is resistant to one of the strongest antibiotics available in a pig at an Illinois slaughterhouse.

The worry is that this resistance will spread to bacteria that are also resistant to other drugs, effectively making bacteria immune to antibiotics.

The gene in question first popped up in China last fall. In the U.S., it was first detected in a pig in March and also in a Pennsylvania woman.

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A Johnson County resident is the latest person to fall ill with an E. coli infection that may be linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill.

The resident reported having eaten at a Chipotle on Shawnee Mission Parkway in Shawnee, Kansas, in the week before becoming ill.

“The big thing for people to know is this was around Nov. 23 that they ate at that location,” said Sara Belfry, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Kansas Meat Packer Recalls 50,000 Pounds Of Beef

Aug 1, 2013

National Beef Packing Company in Liberal is recalling more than 50,000 pounds of ground beef products over E. coli concerns.

The U.S. Agriculture Department says the recalled products carry the number "EST. 208A" inside the USDA mark. They were produced July 18 and shipped in 40- to 60-pound cases across the country.

The recall includes 10-lb. packages of "National Beef" 93/7 with product code 0707.

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