News From the Field
Hog workers carry drug-resistant bacteria even after they leave the farm
September 9, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A new study suggests that nearly half of workers who care for animals in large industrial hog farming operations may be carrying home livestock-associated bacteria in their noses, and that this potentially harmful bacteria remains with them up to four days after exposure.Full Story
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
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