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Manmade Activities Behind Caribbean Coral Die-Off
2013-02-15 10:42:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by the University of Georgia, solves the mystery of the dying Caribbean coral. Plunk down a wastewater treatment plant anywhere along a Caribbean coast and watch the coral reefs nearby start dying, by a means unknown to science. "You'd have all the makings of a great mystery novel," says ecologist James Porter of the University of Georgia. Unlike a novel, however, this story is true. "Between 1996 and 2012,...

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2011-08-18 12:15:00

US researchers said on Wednesday that human sewage is causing a disease that is killing elkhorn coral. This coral was listed as endangered several years ago due to a massive die off.  The coral lives in waters off south Florida and the Bahamas and was once the most prevalent in the Caribbean but has been vanishing due to white pox disease, caused by the bacterium Serratia marcescens that is found in human and animal waste. Researchers analyzed bacteria from a wastewater treatment...

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2011-03-31 10:34:25

Contaminated total parenteral nutrition (TPN) fed intravenously to nineteen patients at six Alabama hospitals is a possible culprit in the death of nine patients, leaving 10 others seriously ill, reports AFP. The Alabama Department of Public Heath (ADPH) released a statement saying, "TPN is a liquid nutrition fed through an IV using a catheter. Use of contaminated products may lead to bacterial infection of the blood." The affected hospitals include Baptist Princeton, Baptist Shelby, Baptist...

2009-10-12 18:28:22

An outbreak of bloodstream infections appears to have been caused by the contamination of pre-filled heparin and saline syringes made by a single company, according to a report in the October 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The subsequent investigation revealed that the company was not in compliance with safety regulations and identified challenges and areas for improvement in medication monitoring systems. Between October 2007 and February 2008,...


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2011-04-25 21:36:59

Serratia marcescens is a species of Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium in the family Enterobacteriaceae. S. marcescens is involved in nosocomial infections particularly catheter-associated bacteremia. It is commonly found in respiratory and urinarty tracts of hospitalized adults and often in the gastrointestinal system of children. It is commonly found growing in bathrooms due to its preference for damp conditions. It manifests as a pink discoloration and a slimy film feeding off...

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