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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Cucumbers Sickens People In 18 States
2013-04-26 07:04:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Salmonella outbreaks seem commonplace as of late, with one of the most recent being an outbreak linked to minced meat. Lee Rannals of redOrbit reported in January that 16 people were sickened in five states due to contaminated ground beef. While nobody died from the outbreak, more than half were hospitalized. One of the worst outbreaks in recent memory was the deadly 2009 salmonella outbreak tied to peanut butter, which sickened...

2013-04-23 14:27:21

Our gut is home to trillions of bacteria, numbering more than the cells in the rest of our body, and these bacteria help us to digest our food, absorb nutrients and strengthen our immune system. This complex bacterial ecosystem, called the gut microbiota, also helps to prevent bad bacteria from colonizing our bodies and making us ill. As part of the symbiotic relationship between the gut microbiota and our bodies, the bacteria derive nutrition from our food and convert it into compounds...

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...

2013-03-19 23:04:11

Bawell Health Water published the report to inform the public that acidic ionized water had been scientifically proven to be a safe, chemical free green cleaning process for disinfecting meats and produce. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 Bawell´s report cites the scientific findings of the PMID 22260115 Abstract that was published by PubMed, which shows the positive effects of using slightly acidic low concentration electrolyzed (ionized) water as a Salmonella disinfectant for...

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...


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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