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Most Urinary Tract Infections Are Caused by Raw Chicken

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are incredibly common, affecting up to 60 percent of women during their lifetime1 and leading to close to 10 million doctor visits in the U.S. annually.2 Most UTIs (about 80 to 90 percent) are caused by E. coli bacteria, which can be introduced into your urinary tract in a number of ways.  While many strains of E. coli live in your intestines, and can end up causing a UTI if introduced to your urinary tract via your own feces or during sexual intercourse, other strains of E. coli come from external sources like contaminated food. E. coli-contaminated food is often associated with foodborne illness like vomiting and diarrhea, but it turns out UTIs may be a form of foodborne illness too.  Read more...

 

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