Garlic compound fights source of food-borne illness better than antibiotics

Discovery could play role in treatments for food and prep areas 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. "This work is very exciting to me because it shows that this compound has the potential to reduce disease-causing bacteria in the environment and in our food supply," says Dr. Xiaonan Lu, a postdoctoral researcher and lead author of the paper. "This is the first step in developing or thinking about new intervention strategies," says Michael Konkel, a co-author who has been researching Campylobacter jejuni for 25 years. "Campylobacter", says Konkel, "is simply the most common bacterial cause of food-borne illness in the United States and

Garlic compound fights source of food-borne illness better than antibiotics

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 ...

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Garlic Fights Food-Borne Illness Better Than Antibiotics

Discovery could play role in treatments for food and prep areas Researchers at Washington State University have found that a compound in garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics ...

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