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Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Pet Frogs
2013-03-11 13:31:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an outbreak of Salmonella infections from 2008 to 2011 was caused by small, aquatic pet frogs. "This was the first Salmonella outbreak associated with aquatic frogs, and in this case the frogs are often marketed as good pets for kids," lead author Shauna Mettee Zarecki, a public health advisor“¯with the CDC in Atlanta, told Reuters. The...

Peanut Company Employees Indicted For 2009 Salmonella Outbreak
2013-02-22 06:30:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Four employees of a former peanut processor linked to the 2009 salmonella outbreak that poisoned hundreds of people and killed nine have been indicted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday (Feb 21). Stewart and Michael Parnell, two brothers that owned and operated the now-bankrupt Peanut Corporation of America, and former PCA employees Samuel Lightsey, plant operations manager, and Mary Wilkerson, plant quality...

Space Station To Play Host To Infectious Disease Research
2013-02-19 05:53:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online All biologists know performing sensitive biological experiments is a delicate affair, akin to baking a soufflé in a busy house. Few of those biologists, however, have to deal with the daily and unique challenges faced by Cheryl Nickerson, a microbiologist at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute. Nickerson's working lab is aboard the International Space Station (ISS) hundreds of miles above Earth, traveling at...

2013-02-15 23:03:31

Attorney William Marler says he is not surprised that a 124-person Salmonella outbreak has been traced to raw chicken products based on his own retail chicken testing results. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 The Centers for Disease Control and prevention announced late yesterday that between June of 2012 and January of 2013, at least 124 individuals from 12 states had become ill with Salmonella serotype Heidelberg infections. Most of the Salmonella outbreak cases were reported in...

2013-02-08 23:03:46

Marler Clark represents 2 sisters who allege they became ill with Salmonella infections after eating raw kibbeh at a Macomb County restaurant in a lawsuit against the restaurant and its meat suppliers. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 Two Michigan-based meat suppliers and a restaurant were named as defendants in a Salmonella lawsuit brought by Seattle-based Marler Clark and Michigan-based attorney Michael Heilmann on Monday. The lawsuit (Macomb County Case No. 13-478-NO) was filed in...

2013-02-06 15:59:57

In their natural environment bacteria develop by forming communities of micro-organisms called biofilms that afford them greater resistance. These biofilms on farms and premises where food is processed lead to considerable economic losses besides being a potential source of contamination and transmission of the pathogen. In her PhD thesis,VioletaZorraquino-Salvo has studied a specific protein type that activates the formation of biofilm in Salmonella and regulates bacterial...

Hedgehogs To Blame In Latest Salmonella Outbreak
2013-02-01 08:30:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after the CDC warned of a salmonella outbreak due to contaminated ground beef, a new outbreak is being investigated due to contact with pet hedgehogs. The CDC is working with officials from the USDA´s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and state health departments to investigate the latest outbreak. The Salmonella typhimurium outbreak is relatively rare, with only one or two cases reported...

16 Ill From Salmonella In Ground Beef
2013-01-30 21:18:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning of a Salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef. Michigan retail stores are recalling over 1,000 pounds of ground beef that have been contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium, which has led to 16 people being sickened in five states. One Michigan retail store has recalled nearly 550 pounds of ground beef products that may have been contaminated with the...

Dramatic Fall In Salmonella Infections Due To Vaccination Programs
2013-01-16 11:54:43

University of Liverpool Mass poultry vaccination programs introduced to combat Salmonella infections have led to a dramatic fall in the number of cases since the late 1990s, according to a researcher at the University of Liverpool. Salmonella are important food-borne pathogens worldwide, causing diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, fever and abdominal pain. There are currently around 6 million cases of illness from Salmonella across the EU each year, the majority of which are linked to food...

FDA Proposes Strict New Food Safety Standards
2013-01-05 04:53:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new safety regulations designed to help prevent food-related illnesses, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Bill Tomson of the Wall Street Journal, the new regulations were crafted with an eye towards forcing farmers to "keep deadly bacteria out of their fields" and requiring processors to be subject to "stricter safety monitoring" at their plants. Tomson...


Latest Salmonella Reference Libraries

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2011-04-25 21:28:48

Salmonella enterica is a subspecies of Salmonella enterica, the rod shaped, flagellated, aerobic, Gram-negative bacterium. It is a member of the genus Salmonella and many of the pathogenic serovars of the S. enterica species are in this subspecies. Serovars can be designated fully or in a shortened form. The genus, Salmonella, is on the short form lists which are followed by the capitalized and non-italicized serovar. Each serovar can have many strains as well, which allows for a rapid...

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