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More and more antibiotic-resistant pathogen Transmission by food

Antibiotics can help fight bacterial infections. But increasingly, the drugs remain ineffective because of their wide use leads to the fact that bacteria are not on guard against them, and increasingly resistant, even against the reserve funds. The dangerous pathogens can also be due to food transfer.

Some bacteria are even resistant to reserve funds-resistant

Antibiotics can fight bacterial infections. But this fight will always be more difficult because of the use of such medications in the hospital, in crop protection or in the livestock causes bacteria to upgrade and increasingly resistant to &#8211 will be; even against the reserve funds. The dangerous pathogens are also transmitted by food.

Antibiotic resistant bacteria can also be over food, such as poultry meat transfer. However, there are ways to protect yourself. (Image: alain wacquier/

A year, almost two and a half thousand Dead

Resistance to antibiotics is increasing around the world extremely.

And they spread faster than previously thought, like in a a few months ago, a published study showed.

“How dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogens, shows a view into the statistics,” it says in the current issue of the science magazine “BfR2GO”, the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR).

Thus, annually, approximately to 54,500 people in Germany, with disease germs, which are resistant to multiple antibiotics, i.e. multidrug-resistant infection, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

According to the figures, almost two-thirds are diagnosed in the hospital. “About 2,400 people die per year, after infectious diseases with multi-drug resistant pathogens,” write the experts.

Sick germs don on poultry meat

As the experts explain, thrive in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, especially where the drugs are often used: in the case of the Sick in the hospital and in the farm animals in the barn.

During the clinics the dreaded methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as a food germs are rather insignificant, earn other antibiotic-resistant pathogens, such as intestinal bacteria such as Salmonella, Campylobacter and E. coli more attention.

Such bacteria are regularly detected in raw Turkey breast or chicken meat.

And also in salads, and herbs in health-threatening germs are always found and can be transmitted to humans.

“Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be transmitted, such as other germs through food,” explains the President of the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR), Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel, said in a statement.

“Through the global network of flows of goods, this is a growing challenge for consumer protection”, according to the expert.

Pathogens are killed by means of appropriate heat

The pathogens are killed by adequate cooking and Frying.

If you can reach but before that on other foods, such as salad or bread, can lead you in the digestive tract diseases, or their resistance to other bacteria transmitted.

“Are these pathogens once in the world, you will not be the Problem – because some antibiotics act,” warns the BfR.

So you can protect yourself

The President of the RKI, Professor Dr. Lothar H. Wieler, explains the Interview in a “BfR2GO”-how you can prevent them:

“The most important protection against infection hygiene measures: wash hands well and disinfect if necessary. And remote people hold of sick, contagious, if it is possible“, the RKI-President.

And: “less antibiotics to apply, it helps, to get vaccinated. Especially the elderly and those with weakened immune systems should, for example, pneumococcal vaccination for pneumonia prevention,“ says Dr. Wieler.

“The annual flu vaccination protects you, because the flu often secondary bacterial infections occur.” (ad)