Poultry And Diabetics At Risk From Gas Gangrene Bug

Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 21:28 in Health & Medicine

Gas gangrene, the notorious infectious disease of two world wars can still be a problem today. Researchers report that Clostridium perfringens, the bacterium responsible for gas gangrene in people, can also cause necrotic enteritis in intensively raised chickens. This frequently fatal disease has significant financial implications for the poultry industry.

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