New antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in cow’s milk – By Rob Stein – Washington Post (D.C.) – (Thursday, June 2, 2011

by drsjbecker on June 7, 2011

As if the E. coli outbreak in Europe wasn’t frightening enough, British scientists have now announced the discovery a new strain of a dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria that infects both humans and cows.

In a report being published online Friday in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, researchers said they stumbled across the new strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) while studying udder infections in cows on British farms.     http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/new-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-found-in-cows-milk/2011/06/02/AG9pUTHH_blog.html

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