Not Washing Hands After This Is Worse Than Eating Raw Meat


  • There are a lot of types of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria, ranging from harmless to antibiotic-resistant superbugs; recent tests involve a particularly virulent strain
  • The bacteria, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing E. coli (ESBL- E. coli), is responsible for 5,000 cases of bacteremia in the U.K. every year, leading researchers to call for prudent use of antibiotics to stem the tide of resistant organisms
  • Exposure to antibiotics may come from prescription medications as well as the meat you consume
  • Handwashing is your first line of defense against infection; use proper techniques before and after handling food, after caring for others and when your hands are visibly dirty

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