Monday
Aug312015

Personal Clothing May Spread Respiratory Infections

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is the leading cause of childhood respiratory hospitalizations among premature babies, can be detected from the clothes worn by caregivers and visitors who are visiting infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to research being presented at the International Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseases in Atlanta.

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Monday
Aug312015

Frozen green beans recalled over listeria scare

A package of frozen green beans from General Mills, Inc. tested positive for listeria, prompting a voluntary recall of a “limited quantity” of the product. No other varieties or production dates of Cascadian Farm products are involved in the recall, according to CNN.

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Sunday
Aug302015

Multiple strain associated with the worst cases of C. difficile infections

No single genetic strain of the widespread Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) bacteria appears to be any more harmful than other strains, according to new research published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

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Friday
Aug282015

How Genome Sequencing Is Transforming Food Safety

Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to identify the source of an outbreak far more quickly and prevent additional cases.

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Thursday
Aug272015

Superbugs in conventional ground beef

Samples of beef taken from cows raised conventionally were found to contain twice the amount of dangerous superbugs than those taken from sustainably produced beef, according to recent research from Consumer Reports.

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Thursday
Aug272015

Scientists find high levels of uranium in two major U.S. aquifers

New research shows that nearly 2 million people in the Great Plains and California live above aquifer sites contaminated with natural uranium that is mobilized by human-contributed nitrate.

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Tuesday
Aug252015

What you need to know about the brain-eating amoeba

Naegleria fowleri, the so-called brain eating amoeba, has been blamed for three deaths so far this year in the United States. Now, health officials in Louisiana are keeping a close eye on two water systems that have tested positive for the parasite.

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Monday
Aug242015

Fecal bacteria from septic tanks enter rivers, lakes

Nearly one in four households in the United States depends on an individual septic system or small community cluster system to treat their wastewater, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Monday
Aug242015

Health Officials Identify Original Source of NYC Legionnaires' Outbreak

An analysis of bacteria samples taken from multiple cooling towers in the South Bronx has led officials to identify the original source of the Legionnaires’ outbreak as the Opera House Hotel.

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Monday
Aug242015

Vomiting machine reveals throwing up could send norovirus airborne

With the assistance of a vomiting machine, a brand new research has offered the primary proof that vomiting can ship virus particles just like these of the human norovirus airborne. The research offers the primary proof that vomiting might aerosolize the norovirus.

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