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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...

2012-12-13 05:03:56

Dr. Czajka to lead strategic partnership and commercialization efforts for PathoGenetix´s bacterial identification technology for strain typing of foodborne pathogens from complex samples in four hours. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 PathoGenetix, Inc., a commercial-stage developer of an automated system for rapid identification and typing of bacteria strains, today announced that John W. Czajka, Ph.D., M.B.A. has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Dr....

How Does Salmonella Spread Through The Body?
2012-12-08 07:36:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A study from Cambridge University researchers shines new light on exactly how Salmonella spreads throughout a person's body -- work that could help medical experts overcome roadblocks in the development of vaccines and other forms of therapy to help combat the disease-causing bacteria. By analyzing salmonellae, which are typically found growing inside of immune system cells during an infection, the researchers discovered the...


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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