Posted on March 29, 2017
Johns Hopkins researchers driving with windows rolled down found the air in their cars–and the surfaces of beverage containers–heavily infected with antibiotic-resistant enterococci after following poultry trucks. If you ever suffer the misfortune of riding in a car behind a farm animal transport truck, make sure your windows are rolled up (but aren’t they always anymore?) and set your air conditioner to recycle interior air.
Meanwhile, ask your Congresswhomever to outlaw feeding antibiotics to health farm animals. The farm lobby is operating a corporate science denial campaign claiming that CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) are not the leading cause of drug-resistant microbes, but that is a lie.