Could Your Recurring UTIs Be Tied to The Chicken You’re Eating?

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Kate graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from San Diego State University. She is the Content Manager at Uqora and is responsible for Uqora's social media, newsletters and contributing to the UTI Learning Center.

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Kate graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from San Diego State University. She is the Content Manager at Uqora and is responsible for Uqora's social media, newsletters and contributing to the UTI Learning Center.

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By some estimates, up to 10% of UTIs are caused by poultry-originated bacteria

As the poultry industry grows, so does the number of antibiotics used to raise the animals. This cost-cutting practice produces a high number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria — leading to an increase in food-borne UTIs.

Industrial raising of live stock and poultry is responsible for nearly 80% of all antibiotics used in the US. Antibiotics dramatically increase the growth rate of live stock and poultry.


Antibiotics in America’s meat production

This antibiotic use in chickens leads to antibiotic resistant bacteria that can eventually get into the gut of humans, passing the resistance to other bacteria. Eventually, these bacteria can reach the urinary tract.


Antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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