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Sep. 2019

Just Transparency post: Salmonella strain resistant to antibiotics given to cattle

The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention recently reported that a Salmonella strain that has caused 255 infections, 60 hospitalizations and two deaths is resistant to antibiotics used to treat serious cases of food poisoning.

In his latest Just Transparency post, Jeffrey N. Catalano notes that the routine administering of antibiotics in livestock makes certain Salmonella strains resistant to antibiotics treatments in humans suffering from food poisoning.

"The CDC in its report said avoiding the unnecessary use of antibiotics in cattle, especially those that are important for the treatment of human infections, could help prevent the spread of this drug-resistant Salmonella strain," he writes.

Overusing antibiotics with livestock is simply unacceptable, Mr. Catalano observes, if it jeopardizes proper medical treatment of individuals suffering severe injuries from food poisoning.

Mr. Catalano, a partner at the firm, represents victims of catastrophic injuries, including those resulting from food poisoning. He has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America directory for personal injury and product liability litigation (plaintiffs) for six consecutive years (2015-20).  He has been chosen as a New England Super Lawyer each year since 2009.