Antibiotics in livestock: California takes a stand

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In 2009, a salmonella outbreak in a California beef plant left 63 people ill. Five years later, another salmonella outbreak linked to California poultry plants infected more than 600 people. Both outbreaks were traced back to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or "superbugs," often developed in farms that pump their livestock with human antibiotics to spur animal growth and prevent diseases from spreading in overpopulated farms. This means that if a disease hops from the animal to a farm employee — or a dinner plate to a human's digestive system — regular antibiotics wouldn't be able to cure the disease. And if it isn't contained, there's little stopping a major deadly outbreak.
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