This Reuters news story titled “Good germs fight bad germs in hospital” has important implications for raw milk safety. No longer is the sole official index of safety the mere absence of “germs”. No, here is some recognition for the reality that not all germs are bad and that good germs can be beneficial in controlling bad germs. Read on:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “Good” germs may work as well as antiseptics in protecting hospital patients from dangerous infections, Swedish researchers reported on Wednesday.
Patients swabbed with probiotic bacteria called Lactobacillus plantarum 299 escaped infection as well as those cleaned up using the antiseptic chlorhexidine, they reported. Continue reading