Saturday, December 1, 2012

Pork meat contaminated with Yersinia

Pork meat contaminated with Yersinia

69% of pork currently marketed in the U.S. is contaminated with  dangerous bacteriaYersinia enterocolitica, reveals a recent examination of meat samples collected along the U.S. by Consumer Reports experts, reports ABC News. 

This bacterium, according to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S., affecting more than 100,000 Americans a year, plus each case corresponds diagnosed more than 120 cases undiagnosed.
Symptoms are quite severe and can include fever, cramps and bloody diarrhea, emphasizes doctors.
For his study Consumer Reports tipurule samples of pork purchased most frequently by millions of Americans across the country. In total, 148 were examined pork chops and 50 samples of minced meat.
Almost 96% of the samples examined were infected with Yersinia and 11% of enterococci. Salmonella and Listeria, two bacteria known and most frequently were detected only in 4% of cases and 3% respectively

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