How Bad Bug E. coli causes Urinary Tract Infections
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In this episode, co-host, Dr. Lance B. Price, interviews Dr. Lee Riley, an infectious disease professor in the division of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on diseases of urban slums, in which antimicrobial resistance is an emerging issue, but it’s his ground breaking work on the origins of antibiotic-resistant E. coli that cause urinary tract infections that is the focus of this episode. You’ll learn about the various types of E. coli, where they are found, and how they can cause UTIs (including from food!) and develop antibiotic resistance that negatively impacts human health. 

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