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Heavy metal exposure may worsen antibiotic resistance in dairy cows

Publicado em 17 novembro 2020
Dairy cows, exposed for a few years to drinking water contaminated with heavy metals, carry more pathogens loaded with antimicrobial-resistance genes able to tolerate and survive various antibiotics, according to an announcement from The Pennsylvania State University. The finding came from a team of researchers that conducted a study of two dairy herds in Brazil four years after a dam holding mining waste ruptured, and it spotlights a threat to human health, the researchers contend. The study [...]