Bacteria associated with HAIs found in raw meat

July 17, 2019

Bacteria of the Acinetobacter ACB complex, which are frequently found in hospital settings, can also be found in beef meat, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website. 

A study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by "la Caixa" and performed with meat samples from markets in Lima, Peru has suggested that raw meat can act as a reservoir for these pathogenic bacteria.

These bacteria have become a source hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) because of their resistance to antimicrobial drugs and disinfectants.

The results suggest that many microbes that infect humans can also be transmitted through contaminated food.

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