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Rare ‘She Country’ Ford Mustang designed for women up for auction

Talk about girl power.

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Bill Goodro passed away in 1965, (Denver Post via Getty Images)

In 1965, Ann Goodro took over the Denver Ford dealership her husband ran when he became ill and suffered an untimely death. Not everyone approved.

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Ann Goodro became the first woman president of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association. (Denver Post via Getty Images)

Some of the folks in the industry didn’t think a woman should be running a car business and gave her a hard time about it, but she’s the one who showed them how it’s done.

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Back then, the Colorado Ford dealers were offering a special edition Ski Country Mustang, and Goodro outsold them all, according to Mustang historian Kevin Marti. Then she turned things up a notch.

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(Mecum Auctions)

Playing off the name of the car, Goodro created her own line of She Country Mustangs, by ordering 48 cars finished in the “feminine” special order colors of Limelite Green, Bermuda Sand, Evening Orchard, and Autumn Smoke and then adding a personalized plate with the customer’s name on the dashboard. That’s about all that was different from the standard ‘Stangs, but it worked. The cars were both a sales and marketing success for the store.

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(Mecum Auctions)

Goodro went on to become the first woman president of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and also served on the Ford Dealer Advertising Board. She ran the dealership until 1982 and died in 2016 at age 93.

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(Mecum Auctions)

Her legacy lives on in the surviving She Country cars, however, and one is coming up for sale at the Mecum Auctions event in Chicago on Oct 26. It’s an unrestored example of one of the dozen Evening Orchard cars that were produced. The notchback coupe features a landau top, air conditioning automatic transmission and its original 390 cubic-inch big-block V8 with just 42,000 miles on it.

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(Mecum Auctions)

It shows a little wear and tear and corrosion and is missing the nameplate, but is in very good condition and still has the Goodro Ford sticker on the rear bumper. A typical Mustang in a similar configuration might be worth $30,000 to $50,000, but its rarity should add a certain cache as it rolls across the block in Chicago.

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Tucker Carlson: Who is going to beat Trump? Some Dems are starting to think it could be Hillary Clinton

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For about 10 minutes after her general election defeat three years ago, Hillary Clinton appeared to retreat into contemplative seclusion.

She wandered around the woods near her home in Chappaqua, N.Y. looking a little lost. Now, some people made fun of her for doing that, but in fact, it was a promising start. Humiliation can be the beginning of wisdom — as those of us who’ve been fired in public can tell you.

But the period didn’t last long. Before long, Hillary was back on the road — for years — like the circus. So many cities, so many excuses.

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Hillary Clinton: The Russians — I say WikiLeaks, same thing — dumped the John Podesta emails.

I have my complaints about former [FBI] director [Jim] Comey.

The use of my email account was turned into, you know, the biggest scandal since Lord knows when. They covered it like it was Pearl Harbor.

If you look at Facebook, the vast majority of the news — news items — posted were fake.

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There’s all these stories about, you know, guys over in Macedonia who are running these fake news sites.

I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party.

I also think I was the victim of a very broad assumption [that] I was going to win.

You know, if the election had been on October 27, I’d be your president. And it wasn’t; it was on October 28, and there was just a lot of funny business going on around that.

Despite what you may have heard, Hillary Clinton didn’t really lose the 2016 election at all. She won it. She is the real president right now. This is her re-election campaign.

The Russians, Facebook, WikiLeaks, Jim Comey, the Macedonians, the Democratic Party itself … Hillary Clinton blamed them all. This was not someone coming to terms with a loss. It was someone refusing to admit one. And in fact, over time, that became Hillary’s de facto position on the whole thing.

Despite what you may have heard, she didn’t really lose the 2016 election at all. She won it. She is the real president right now! This is her re-election campaign.

So, as recently as a few months ago, even her fellow Democrats would have laughed, privately, at that idea. They would have mocked it as delusional. Not anymore.

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Now, some of them are taking Hillary more seriously than they have in a long time. An article in Tuesday’s New York Times describes growing panic among Democratic donors. Joe Biden suddenly looks weak and incapable. Much of the rest of the field clearly is too extreme to win a national election.

So, who is going to beat Donald Trump next year? Some in the party are starting to think it could be Hillary Clinton. And clearly this is a thought that has crossed Hillary Clinton’s mind. In private, she has expressed her willingness to enter the race. As if to prove it, her personal website just added a policy section.

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That doesn’t mean she’s running. But suddenly, it’s clear that she very well could run.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Oct. 23, 2019.

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Odell Beckham Jr. gushes over Tom Brady ahead of Cleveland Browns’ matchup with New England Patriots

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. addressed reporters Tuesday as he and his teammates prepare to play the team for whom he always dreamed of playing.

Beckham said when his name swirled in trade rumors involving the New England Patriots he was ready to head to Foxborough as fast as possible, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

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“Two, three years ago there was a whole speculation and all that was going on and I was willing and ready to go over there at any point in time,” Beckham said. “That was always a dream of mine, to play for Tom Brady — Tom Brady and [Bill] Belichick.”

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The former New York Giants receiver is still trying to find common ground with second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield. Through six games, Beckham has 29 receptions on 54 targets for 436 yards and a touchdown. Cleveland is 2-4 this season. (AP)

Beckham also gave Tom Brady major praise, calling him the greatest quarterback of all time.

“Yeah, you know like I say, Tom Brady is the GOAT,” Beckham said. “I know we’ve done some goat cloning, and I think there’s something going on. He’s not human that he’s playing the way he’s still playing. He’s mentally prepared every single game, decisive decisions. He knows how to manage a game. He plays offense and defense with the way that he plays.

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“He’s very smart. He’s the best to ever do it. I don’t think anybody can really argue it. He’s just the greatest, and I definitely want some of the water that he’s drinking. Hopefully … that’s what everyone … I know for me as well, we all are inspired to be like.”

Beckham said he’s been a big fan of Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots for quite some time.

“They have a system,” he said. “Unfortunately, it reminds me of Alabama in a sense that they have a system. They have fast linebackers coming off the edge, good corners and they just play as a team.”

He added: “Ever since I could remember, I’ve been watching Tom Brady. He’s one of my biggest idols. Someone I look up to who has inspired me throughout my life. And it’s just been this way for as long as I can remember … It’s been the team that everybody has their eyes on because they’re the best and Belichick has just done a phenomenal job over there in running it and getting the team exactly how he wants them, so you’re going to have to bring your A-plus game. … You can’t beat them by making mistakes. They don’t make many mistakes. They have few penalties. They play perfect.”

While Beckham praised Brady, he won’t have him throwing footballs around for the Browns come Sunday.

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The former New York Giants receiver is still trying to find common ground with second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield. Through six games, Beckham has 29 receptions on 54 targets for 436 yards and a touchdown. Cleveland is 2-4 this season.

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New NBC Talk Show Host Savages Matt Lauer In Brutal Comedy Bit

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New NBC talk show host Lilly Singh skewered Matt Lauer this week after new rape allegations surfaced against the former NBC “Today” host.

She presented the disgraced morning-show personality with a mock gift basket, including a bottle of Jergens. (See the video above.)

“Because the only thing that will be getting you off anytime soon is your own hand,” Singh said on Tuesday’s “A Little Late.”

“I got the travel size because I can’t imagine your tiny penis would need any more than that,” she added.

Allegations surfaced in Ronan Farrow’s book “Catch and Kill” earlier this month that Lauer, who was fired in November 2017 for sexual misconduct, raped NBC News employee Brooke Nevils at the Sochi Olympics. Lauer responded with a letter saying the encounter was consensual and called the accusation “defamatory.” 

Singh gifted Lauer a few letters of her own. Watch the bit, which also mocks a few other names in the news lately, above.

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500,000 Californians in the dark, more outages likely as fires rage in Sonoma, San Bernardino counties

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Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in parts of Sonoma county, California as the Kincade fire continues to burn thousands of acres. Storyful

Almost 200,000 homes and businesses across California were without power Thursday and utilities warned that hundreds of thousands more could be in the dark soon as high winds and brittle conditions fueled fast-growing wildfires.

Those fears were being realized in Sonoma County, 75 miles north of San Francisco. The fast-growing Kincade fire flared up early Thursday and within hours covered 10,000 acres. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of up to 70 mph, and evacuations were underway in several communities.

“Leave immediately if you are in these locations,” the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office warned. “If you feel unsafe, evacuate.”

Cal Fire spokesperson Jonathan Cox told KTVU-TV that the fire was growing at a “critical rate.” He blamed dry conditions and the high winds.

“We are in the heart of the fire season right now,” Cox said.

The bulk of the power outages, affecting at least 500,000 people, were in northern and central California, where Pacific Gas & Electric has been warning for days that high winds forecast for the state could result in preemptive power shutoffs. Residents should be ready to be without power for 48 hours or more, the company warned.

“Once the weather subsides and it is safe to do so, PG&E crews will begin patrolling power lines, repairing damaged equipment and restoring customers,” PG&E said. 

That respite might not last long — the company said that strong winds forecast for Sunday and Monday could lead to more preemptive outages.

The latest wave of outages come two weeks after gusty winds, high temperatures and parched conditions forced PG&E to shut off power to 2 million people, many for several days. That preemptive outage, or Public Safety Power Shutoff, fueled outrage from many residents, but PG&E defends the outages as crucial to the safety of its customers.

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Southern California: Fire in San Bernardino County

Southern California was not immune to the outages, the fire conditions or the fires Thursday. Southern California Edison had cut power to about 8,000 customers early in the day and warned that hundreds of thousands more could see preemptive outages.

A fire in San Bernardino County, about 60 miles west of Los Angeles, was only about 100 acres, but evacuations were being ordered early Thursday. Citing the outages and firem California State University, San Bernardino canceled classes Thursday.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department warned the blaze had “potential for large growth.”

California experienced the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in its history in 2017 and 2018. Fueled by drought, an unprecedented buildup of dry vegetation and extreme winds, the size and intensity of these wildfires caused the loss of more than 100 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and exposed millions to unhealthy air.

Read this: California power lines spark wildfires and prompt blackouts. Why not just bury them?

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Pete Davidson seen leaving Kaia Gerber’s apartment building

Newly single Pete Davidson was spotted leaving supermodel Kaia Gerber‘s apartment building on Wednesday, a source tells Page Six.

An insider confirmed Davidson, 25, was there to see Gerber, 18, but said the pair are “just friends.”

In paparazzi pictures, the “Saturday Night Live” star was photographed wearing casual clothes and AirPods as he walked in the Soho neighborhood where Gerber lives.

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Davidson and Gerber’s reps did not respond to requests for comment.

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Pete Davidson was spotted leaving Kaia Gerber’s apartment. Gerber is the daughter of Cindy Crawford. (AP/Getty)

In June, Davidson made his runway debut for Alexander Wang, and Gerber, the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, modeled in the fashion show. Our insider told us the show is where Gerber and Davidson most likely met.

Just last week, Page Six confirmed Davidson is no longer dating “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” actress Margaret Qualley. The pair’s short-lived romance only lasted two months.

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Davidson also previously dated Kate Beckinsale and was engaged to Ariana Grande.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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Pete Davidson seen leaving Kaia Gerber’s apartment building

Newly single Pete Davidson was spotted leaving supermodel Kaia Gerber‘s apartment building on Wednesday, a source tells Page Six.

An insider confirmed Davidson, 25, was there to see Gerber, 18, but said the pair are “just friends.”

In paparazzi pictures, the “Saturday Night Live” star was photographed wearing casual clothes and AirPods as he walked in the Soho neighborhood where Gerber lives.

PETE DAVIDSON SLAMS ‘CANCEL CULTURE’ IN NEW STAND-UP SET, CITES HARVEY WEINSTEIN, R. KELLY, MICHAEL JACKSON

Davidson and Gerber’s reps did not respond to requests for comment.

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Pete Davidson was spotted leaving Kaia Gerber’s apartment. Gerber is the daughter of Cindy Crawford. (AP/Getty)

In June, Davidson made his runway debut for Alexander Wang, and Gerber, the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, modeled in the fashion show. Our insider told us the show is where Gerber and Davidson most likely met.

Just last week, Page Six confirmed Davidson is no longer dating “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” actress Margaret Qualley. The pair’s short-lived romance only lasted two months.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Davidson also previously dated Kate Beckinsale and was engaged to Ariana Grande.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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Behind an Impeachment Inquiry, a Forgotten War

As President Trump froze military aid to Ukraine and urged it to investigate his rivals, the country was struggling in a bare-bones fight against Russian-backed separatists.

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Oct. 24, 2019

ZOLOTE, Ukraine — Lt. Ivan Molchanets peeked over a parapet of sand bags at the front line of the war in Ukraine. Next to him was an empty helmet propped up to trick snipers, already perforated with multiple holes.

In other spots, his soldiers stuff straw into empty uniforms to make dummies, and put logs on their shoulders to make it look like they are carrying American antitank missiles — as a scare tactic.

“This is just the situation here,” he said, shrugging as he held the government’s position. “The enemy is very close.”

Fought in muddy trenches cut through hundreds of miles of farmland, the war in Ukraine has killed 13,000 people, put a large part of the country under Russia’s control and dragged on for five years almost forgotten by the outside world — until it became a backdrop to the impeachment inquiry of President Trump now unfolding in Washington.

Ukraine, politically disorganized and militarily weak, has relied heavily on the United States in its struggle with Russian-backed separatists. But the White House abruptly suspended nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in July and only restored it last month after a bipartisan uproar in Congress.

The impeachment inquiry hinges on whether Mr. Trump froze the aid to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political rivals, especially former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., one of the leading candidates in the 2020 American election.

In closed-door testimony on Tuesday, the top American diplomat in Ukraine, William B. Taylor Jr., said Mr. Trump halted the aid to Ukraine and refused to meet the country’s leader until he agreed to investigate Mr. Biden and his son. Mr. Taylor called the decision “crazy” because it undermined a vital ally, strengthened Russia’s hand and put Ukrainian lives in jeopardy — all for the sake of a political campaign in the United States.

Ukrainian soldiers here at the front line were jolted by the suspension, too. While the aid was restored in time to prevent any military setbacks, it took a heavy psychological toll, they said, striking at their confidence that their backers in Washington stood solidly behind their fight to keep Russia at bay.

“It was very unpleasant to hear about this,” Lieutenant Molchanets said about the halt in American military assistance. But with or without allies, he added, he would continue to fight. “I tell you that as an infantryman and commander.”

Even at the tip of the spear of Ukraine’s armed forces, signs are everywhere of the poverty of the army.

The war began in 2014, after street protesters deposed Ukraine’s kleptocratic, pro-Kremlin president. Russia responded by helping stir up rebellions in two eastern provinces, and since then Russia has wielded the military advantage, able to slip tanks, antiaircraft weapons and soldiers into Ukraine at will.

Ukraine has fought back with repeated appeals for aid, diplomatic pressure, Western sanctions against Russia — and with an army that is holding on by its fingernails.

The war is fought in trenches, like World War I, owing to a peculiarity of the conflict: Neither side uses aviation. Russian antiaircraft systems have cleared the skies.

Soldiers live in log-covered dugouts smelling of socks and earth, warmed by wood stoves. Ukrainian troops cook their own meals from potatoes, carrots and onions, delivered in crates, and from handmade preserves kept in glass jars on wooden shelves.

Their weapons are also basic. Hanging on nails hammered into logs in Lieutenant Molchanets’s bunker were binoculars and a Kalashnikov rifle.

Both sides use heavy artillery, but the only piece of American military aid at the position was a much-prized infrared spotting scope for night fighting. Soldiers also carry American tourniquets in their medical kits, used to stanch bleeding.

“Our allies help us, but the hard and dirty work we do ourselves,” Lieutenant Molchanets said.

Even the most sophisticated weapons the United States offers are of little use here — at least, not in the way they are intended.

In 2018, the Trump administration authorized sales to Ukraine of a shoulder-fired anti-tank missile called the Javelin, reversing an Obama administration policy of supplying only non-lethal aid.

But there is a big catch. The Trump administration provided the missiles on the condition that they not be used in the war, Ukrainian officials and American diplomats have said, lest they provoke Russia to slip more powerful weaponry to the separatists.

“They are not to be on the front line,” Iryna Herashchenko, a former chief settlement negotiator, said of the missiles. Their precise deployment positions are kept secret.

So, Ukrainian soldiers at the front have improvised: They prop up the dummies of straw and extra uniforms that appear to hold the missiles, as a ruse, an army spokesman said.

Soldiers at Lieutenant Molchanets’s position said the fake missiles are conjured from logs and empty ammunition boxes, roughly mimicking the silhouette of a Javelin.

The American military aid suspension hurt Ukraine in another way as well, Ukrainian officials said: It signaled their weakness, just as they were trying to project strength in negotiations with the Russians and needed solid backing from Washington.

Since taking office in May, Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has wanted the United States to take a more active role in pressuring Russia to withdraw its forces from eastern Ukraine — which the Kremlin does not even acknowledge are there — and accept a peace deal to end the conflict.

Mr. Trump has also showed a clear desire for a peace deal on Ukraine, part of his longstanding effort to remove an issue that has driven a wedge between Russia and the West, and has made his cozy relations with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin harder to defend.

Soon after the July 25 phone call in which he urged Mr. Zelensky to investigate his political rivals — the call at the heart of the impeachment inquiry — Mr. Trump seemed confident that he would get a peace deal on Ukraine after all.

“I think he’s going to make a deal with President Putin, and he will be invited to the White House,” Mr. Trump said of the Ukrainian president.

But Mr. Trump has not pressed Russia and sided with Ukraine in the negotiations in the way Mr. Zelensky has urged. To the contrary, at a news conference in New York last month, Mr. Trump backed away from Mr. Zelensky and his troubles in the war, telling the Ukrainian leader, “I really hope you and President Putin get together and can solve your problem.”

By distancing himself from Mr. Zelensky in negotiations, Mr. Trump has made it harder for the Ukrainian government to defend the concessions it is making to end the war.

To revive settlement talks, Mr. Zelensky has already ordered his troops to pull back at some locations on the front line, a move that earned derision from his domestic critics, who called it a capitulation to Russia. Tens of thousands of people in Kiev, the capital, protested the decision this month in Independence Square, the site of the demonstrations that toppled Ukraine’s pro-Kremlin president five years ago.

Here in eastern Ukraine, the war is far from over. On a crystalline fall day, the contact line, as the front is known, opened onto a meadow of dry grass, stretching a few hundred yards to the opposing positions in a tree line, the oaks and maples in the brilliant autumn colors of orange and yellow.

Lieutenant Molchanets, who is 23, commands a platoon. On the second day of his command, the position came under heavy machine-gun fire. When it was over, he said, “there was a light euphoria. I had no sense of danger. Only later I realized we made mistakes, and we were just lucky.”

The luck soon ran out. A week later, on Sept. 17, two of his soldiers stepped on one of the area’s ubiquitous mines and were gravely wounded.

Kept under the pillow of his bunk was a Ukrainian flag inscribed by friends in Kiev, where he also left a girlfriend behind. “We believe in you,” one note on the flag said.

In the pale fall sunshine last week, soldiers chopped wood for their heating stoves and grilled a shish kebab over a campfire, unconcerned by the explosions in the distance.

“It’s not us” getting hit today, Lt. Ivan Dyachyk said. “It’s our neighbors,” a unit a few miles away.

Mr. Zelensky wants to move the Ukrainian front line back — from a few hundred yards away from the separatists to about 1,000 yards in several locations, including around the town of Zolote, the site of Lieutenant Molchanets’s position.

Separatist forces are also supposed to pull back in these areas, to put both sides out of sniper range and reduce skirmishing, paving the way for settlement talks.

The problem in the town Zolote — and what has set off protests here and in Kiev — is that pulling back will leave some neighborhoods in front of the army’s new trenches, exposing them to the enemy side.

“All of this is scary for me,” worried Larisa Prizova, a clerk in the mayor’s office of Zolote. Her home near the front line now seems likely to wind up inside the buffer area: a shooting gallery between the two armies.

“Maybe Mr. Trump, because of the election in the United States, wants a success in Ukraine” by pushing Mr. Zelensky into a settlement deal that Russia will accept, said Ms. Herashchenko, the former chief negotiator. “But peace and the illusion of peace are not the same things.”

Maria Varenikova contributed reporting from Zolote, Ukraine.

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Not washing your hands after using bathroom worse than eating raw meat, study finds

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Experts have revealed that failure to wash hands after leaving the bathroom is more likely to spread drug-resistant E. coli than consuming raw or under-cooked meat.

According to the study, the potentially fatal bacterium’s “likeliest route” is through human poop particles, which generally spreads through poor bathroom hygiene.

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Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated nearly 3,000 cases of Escherichia coli. Researchers pinpoint one type — Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli — as one that is particularly difficult to treat.

“Rather — and unpalatably — the likeliest route of transmission for ESBL-E.coli is directly from human to human, with fecal particles from one person reaching the mouth of another,” said University of East Anglia professor David Livermore, whose study is published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

ESBL-E. coli live in the intestines of humans and animals, much of which is harmless. However, some strains can cause symptoms of food poisoning such as diarrhea and vomiting, urinary tract infections and, more concerning, blood infections.

Livermore and his colleagues in the UK tested samples of beef, pork and chicken and analyzed those results against samples of human feces, sewerage and blood. They discovered that strains between the human samples were similar, but different from those found in animals.

They say this indicates there is “little crossover” of ESBL-E. coli between humans and animals, said Livermore, meaning it’s being spread primarily between humans.

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“Here — in the case of ESBL-E.coli — it’s much more important to wash your hands after going to the toilet,” said Livermore, adding that appropriately cooking meat remains critical to avoiding food-borne illness.

Though many varieties of ESBL won’t make you sick, the ones that do are proliferating.

“Infections caused by ESBL-E. coli bacteria are difficult to treat. And they are becoming more common in both the community and hospitals,” said Livermore. “Mortality rates among people infected with these super-bug strains are double those of people infected with strains that are susceptible to treatment.”

Unfortunately, even adults could use a refresher on proper hand-washing techniques, according to a study by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). In 2017, they surveyed more than 2,000 people and found that 84 percent don’t scrub their hands with soap and water for the recommended minimum of 20 seconds. More disturbingly, 21 percent admitted they do not always wash their hands after leaving the bathroom.

They warn that failure to perform good hygiene causes more illness, which means more use of antibiotics, leading to an increase in drug-resistant bacteria, also called “superbugs.”

“If we can reduce the number of illnesses where antibiotics are needed,” said RPS president Ash Soni, “we can reduce antibiotic resistance by saving these important medicines for when they are really required.”

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