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CDC Reports That Food-borne Illnesses Are On The Rise
2013-04-19 05:12:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bacteria commonly linked to uncooked poultry, raw milk and seafood from warm coastal waters is causing a rise in food-borne illnesses, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. Food-borne illnesses attributed to the bacterium Campylobacter, which typically originates from raw or undercooked poultry and raw milk products, rose by 14% last year compared with five years ago, accounting for more than one-third...

Salmonella Can Survive Even In Dry Conditions
2013-04-12 05:22:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Groups of microorganisms known as biofilms, which cling to surfaces and build protective coatings, have helped make the human pathogen Salmonella more resistant to the protective measures that could help prevent outbreaks from occurring, researchers from Virginia Tech claim in a new study. Salmonella bacteria, which the CDC reports causes over one million Americans to fall ill each year, has become more resistant to...

2013-04-09 23:04:52

More than 1 million kids get sick from norovirus each year. Teaching children basic sanitation and using simple precautions at home can protect them from this dangerous stomach virus. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 Norovirus sends more than one million children under age five to the doctor each year. Texas Pediatrician Dr. Marta Katalenas, advises parents to establish a regular routine of sanitary precautions that can dramatically reduce the risk of infection from norovirus. According to...

Norovirus Now Primary Cause Of ‘Stomach Bug’ In Children
2013-03-22 09:02:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study has shown that norovirus is now the primary cause of acute gastroenteritis, or the ℠stomach bug,´ among children under five years of age who seek medical treatment for the condition, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday. Gastroenteritis involves the inflammation of the stomach and small intestine, and is typically caused by one of several different types of viruses. Also...

2013-03-08 23:03:13

William (Bill) Marler, the Seattle attorney who represents victims of foodborne illness, is one of four honorees who will receive recognition at the Seattle University School of Law 40th Anniversary Celebration next month. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 William (Bill) Marler is one of four honorees who will receive recognition at the Seattle University School of Law 40th Anniversary Celebration next month. Marler will receive the Distinguished Law Graduate Award at a reception to be...

2013-02-21 23:02:10

Automated boot and sole washers keep food-processing plants clean and efficient as industry strives to keep up with new rules in Food Safety Modernization Act. Peosta, Iowa (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 With the FDA's newly released proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act, food producers strive to develop new plans or improve existing procedures to prevent bacterial contamination at its source and reduce outbreaks of foodborne illness. Carometec Food Technology has had their eye...


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2011-02-17 17:29:15

Norovirus is an RNA virus that causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world. It may also be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the U.S. It can affect people of all ages and is transmitted by food or water that is contaminated, by person-to-person contact, and through aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Immunity is usually incomplete and temporary after infection. People...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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