Control purchases and tests were carried out for a whole year.
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It has long been known that poultry and pork cannot be cooked with blood: it is not even an hour when you get acquainted with parasites and salmonella. But scientists in Thailand have identified a new threat. While examining products made from pork and chicken, they discovered that E. coli (or E. coli) bacteria have an amazing ability to migrate from the intestines to the bladder. This migration of bacteria can cause inflammation in the urethra and in the bladder itself. These bacteria are also known for the fact that they have recently developed the ability to resist almost all types of antibiotics. Therefore, it will not be easy to get treatment for such an infection.
In the United States, they organized a large-scale study and tried to find out how E. coli with pork, chicken and turkey products enters the human body. That is, they traced the path of bacteria from meat samples to the bladder of an unfortunate citizen who turned to a urologist with complaints.
How is this possible, you ask? Here’s how: Nerds from three of the country’s largest universities, including George Washington University, the University of Michigan and Northern Arizona University, examined 1,923 meat samples of various types from nine mega-markets in Flagstaff, Arizona. Control purchases and tests were carried out for a whole year. They then collected the results of 1,188 urine and blood tests from Flagstaff Medical Center over the same time period. Through genetic testing, 8% of all urinary tract E. coli infections were found to be caused by batches of meat that were tested as part of a test purchase. The bacteria were identified by their genetic fingerprint.
So there’s one more reason not to take those juicy pieces of pork and chicken off the skewer prematurely and let them deep-fry.