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Jacqueline Reyes 4/18/11 CH109 Professor Tahmazian Science News The article “Study: Half of meat, poultry tainted by Staph, 1 in 4 samples have drug- resistant kind” by the Associated Press, mainly talks about the discovery of Staph in meat products. Staph is known as a bacterium that can cause harm to people’s health. In this study, “136 samples of beef, chicken, pork and turkey purchased from grocery stores in Chicago, L.A, Washington, D.C…” were found to be infested with Staph. This is not good especially for our health. According to Federal Health Officials, Staph accounts for about 3% or less of foodborne illness. This bacterium can spread through packaging plants or kitchens, which can lead to food poisoning. Centers for Disease Control and Prevents say Staph is found as the main source in about 240,000 cases a year. The main drug-resistant germ that was found in 3 of the 136 samples was methicillin-resistant Staph (MRSA), which is a deadly bacteria. Although this study has
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course SCI-CHEM CH109A taught by Professor Nevarttahmazia during the Spring '11 term at Montgomery CC.

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