McGill UniversityThis news may prove to be quite shocking to meat lovers, particularly chicken lovers. A scientist from McGill University, Amee Manges, claims that chicken bought from supermarkets and prepared in restaurants or some other food joints could pose a risk for young women in contracting urinary tract infections (UTI).

Samples taken from the Montreal region between 2005 and 2007, in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the University of Guelph, appear to supply powerful new proof that E. coli (Escherichia coli) bacteria derived from these food sources may be a reason for developing general urinary tract infections.

Consuming infected meat or food may not immediately result in UTI. While a few E. coli like O157:H7 may cause acute intestinal disease, these E. coli bacteria could survive in the intestine devoid of any issues. In women nevertheless, the bacteria possibly wanders from the anus to the vagina and urethra during sex, which could result in the infection.

The study team is said to be examining whether farm animals may be transmitting antimicrobial-resistant bacteria on to humans. This could be owing to the use of antibiotics to treat or avert a disease in the animals and to improve their development, which possibly results in the development of resistance to the medication. When animals are killed and their meat is processed for sale, the meat may be infected with these bacteria.

Amee Manges commented, “These studies might open the door to discussions with policymakers about how antibiotics are used in agriculture in Canada. It’s certainly something we need to continue studying.”

Manges advocates that customers ought to cook the meat scrupulously and avert infectivity of other foods in the kitchen. Even though a few infections due to these E. coli may be resistant to some antibiotics, the infections may still be in a condition to be treated.

Manges anticipates that comprehending how these bacteria are spread could aid in decreasing infections.