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Jane's Blog Urinary Tract Infections No More!

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Jane's Blog Urinary Tract Infections No More!

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial (or sometimes fungal infection) in the bladder, and urethra of the urinary system and less often in the ureters and kidneys. UTIs are among the most common bacterial infections, affecting approximately 150 million individuals each year.UTIs occur most frequently in women, with more than 60% of females diagnosed with a UTI during their lifetime. A study published February 25th 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens found, Uropathogenic E. coli  bacteria (UPEC) cause approximately 80% of all UTIs. In the new study, the researchers show that colibactin, which is suspected of being...

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