Is the overuse of antibiotics on cattle and chicken on farms responsible for antibiotic-resistant infections in people? New data seems to suggest it is a distinct possibility. The Food and Drug Administration along with the Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 53 percent of raw chicken samples were contaminated with antibiotic-resistant E Coli. Are farmers, in an effort to prevent diseases in their livestock, leaving us susceptible to fostering them on our own?

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