Study: Some Klebsiella Pneumonia Illnesses are Foodborne

July 24, 2015

Klebsiella bacteria, which can be found in your nose and mouth, have also been found before when retail meat was sampled, and the United Kingdom’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance has named the common bug as one expected to have increased rates of antibiotic resistance.

But Klebsiella pneumonia is not a foodborne illnesses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health is out with a study that paints a new image of the old bacteria.