04 May 2012
Discovery could play role in treatments for food and prep areas
PULLMAN, Wash.—Researchers at Washington State University have found that a compound in garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, one of the most common causes of intestinal illness. Their work was recently published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
The discovery opens the door to new treatments for raw and processed meats and food preparation surfaces.
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