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2010-11-23 06:20:00

Earlier this year, an outbreak of salmonella caused by infected eggs resulted in thousands of illnesses before a costly recall could be implemented. Now, University of Missouri researchers have created a new test for salmonella in poultry and eggs that will produce faster and more accurate results than most currently available tests. The new test could have prevented the contaminated eggs from being shipped to stores. "Processors and consumers will benefit from the speed and sensitivity of...

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2010-10-04 05:55:00

Health Officials in Oklahoma are looking into a salmonella outbreak affecting several schoolchildren and adults and believe the outbreak could be connected to similar outbreaks in Nebraska and Iowa. Sixteen cases in 3 counties have been reported and confirmed involving at least four elementary schools, Leslea Bennett-Webb, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Health, told Reuters. So far nobody has died from the outbreak, but one adult has been hospitalized due to "Java," a...

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2010-10-01 12:50:00

New findings by National Institutes of Health scientists could explain how Salmonella bacteria, a common cause of food poisoning, efficiently spread in people. In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers describe finding a reservoir of rapidly replicating Salmonella inside epithelial cells. These bacteria are primed to infect other cells and are pushed from the epithelial layer by a new mechanism that frees the Salmonella to infect other...

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2010-09-23 09:31:48

The model is based on transplanting human immune stem cells from umbilical blood into mice that are susceptible to infection Better treatments and prevention for typhoid fever may emerge from a laboratory model that has just been developed for the disease. The model is based on transplanting human immune stem cells from umbilical cord blood into mice that are susceptible to infections. The transplanted cells live alongside the mouse's own immune system. Although mice are normally resistant to...

2010-09-22 19:40:10

A study led by researchers at UC Davis has found how the bacteria Salmonella enterica "” a common cause of food poisoning "” exploits immune response in the human gut to enhance its own reproductive and transmission success. The strategy gives Salmonella a growth advantage over the beneficial bacteria that normally are present in the intestinal tract and promotes the severe diarrhea that spreads the bacteria to other people. The findings are published in the Sept. 23 issue of the...

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2010-08-27 06:40:00

A recall of more than a half billion contaminated eggs last week from two Iowa producers may have been caused by chicken feed tainted with salmonella bacteria, US regulators said on Thursday. "We've received confirmation of salmonella-positive ... with the DNA fingerprint that matches the outbreak fingerprint for the feed samples that were provided to pullet at the Wright County egg farms at Hillandale Farms," said Sherri McGarri, foodborne outbreak specialist at the US Food and Drug...

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2010-08-19 15:25:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling 380 million eggs nationwide that are linked to an outbreak of salmonella that has caused hundreds of people in three states to get sick. The FDA said the eggs all came from a farm in Iowa that was linked to salmonella cases in California, Colorado and Minnesota over the last three months. Eggs packaged under brand names Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland,...

2010-08-13 19:53:00

GALT, Iowa, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was released by officials of Wright County Egg regarding the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) on-farm records review and egg testing for Salmonella. Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa is voluntarily recalling specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young...

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2010-08-13 06:29:21

A rare U.S. outbreak of typhoid fever has been linked to a tropical fruit product used in frozen smoothies, the CDC reported on Thursday. "A total of 7 confirmed and 2 probable individuals infected with a matching strain of Salmonella serotype Typhi have been reported from 2 states since May 25, 2010," the agency said. Three of the confirmed cases occurred in California and four in Nevada, with two additional California cases currently under investigation.  The victims range in age...

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2010-08-09 08:30:00

Pet food could be making young kids sick, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report investigating a salmonella outbreak that started in 2006. The study, which was the subject of both a report in Monday's edition of the journal Pediatrics and an article by AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner, looked at a two-year outbreak that left 79 people in 21 states sick between 2006 and 2008. "Almost half of the victims were children aged 2 and younger," and their illnesses...


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