What caused the outbreak of over 500 illnesses linked to a zip line destination in Tennessee? E. coli and norovirus are possible sources, but investigations are still ongoing to find the main source.
Public Health July 15, 2018
More than 500 people reported having experienced gastrointestinal illness after visiting CLIMB Works in Gatlinburg. Local health officials determined the water well as the root cause of infection among the visitors.
Public Health July 11, 2018
The romaine lettuce E. coli scare has finally come to a close, but investigation into the cause might still take months. The FDA and CDC both already have a guess as to the culprit: canal water.
Public Health June 29, 2018
Kitchen towels may harbor dangerous bacteria such as E. coli from human feces that can cause food poisoning. Which families are at greater risk of using contaminated towels?
Healthy Living/Wellness June 10, 2018
In the past weeks, over 10 children in Tennessee fell ill possibly due to consumption of raw milk. While some believe that raw milk is beneficial to health, it's actually very risky to consume, as it may contain harmful bacteria.
Public Health June 9, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, citing the Food and Drug Administration, said that it is now safe to eat romaine lettuce. The vegetable was behind a recent E. coli outbreak that victimized 172 people across 32 states.
Public Health May 17, 2018
After a string of infections was confirmed in the United States, the CDC sent a warning of the risks of E. coli from romaine lettuce. Reports share more information about the bacteria to raise awareness on the outbreak.
Public Health May 10, 2018
Someone has now died because of the E.coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. 25 states are now affected, and the CDC confirms cases have grown to 121, 52 of which required hospitalization.
Public Health May 4, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new update regarding the E. coli outbreak that is linked to romaine lettuce. 19 states have reported 84 unique cases of the deadly bacteria.
Public Health April 25, 2018
A new study revealed that women are more than likely to suffer from the E.Coli outbreak because of their food intake. The study showed that women consume more fruits and vegetables than men.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2018
The CDC has expanded its E.coli warning from chopped romaine lettuce to all types of romaine lettuce. The advisory comes after an investigation in Alaska revealed that several people fell ill after consuming whole heads of romaine lettuce.
Public Health April 20, 2018
The CDC continued to warn consumers against eating chopped romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona that may be tainted with E.coli O157: H7. What makes this e.coli strain particularly dangerous?
Public Health April 16, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a warning about chopped romaine lettuce that is giving people E.coli. The infection has spread across 11 states in the United States.
Public Health April 15, 2018
An E.coli outbreak in four counties of New Jersey has had eight people hospitalized. The state's Department of Health is currently conducting an investigation with help from the CDC and the FDA.
Public Health April 7, 2018
How do E.coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections respond to antibiotic treatments in space? NASA's EcAMSat small satellite experiment may reveal how to more effectively fight bacteria in microgravity.
Space November 27, 2017
Using CRISPR-Cas, researchers modified the gut bacteria Escherichia coli so these can record interactions within their environment. How can this impact works that seek to find treatment for conditions such as Parkinson's disease?
Biotech November 24, 2017
E.coli bacteria sent to the International Space Station were observed to change shape after being subjected with the antibiotic that kills them on Earth. What does this mean to future space explorations?
Space September 15, 2017
The Health Department reports findings of its investigation on the deadly E. Coli outbreak that killed 2 children in Southwest Utah. Officials say that livestock is responsible.
Public Health July 30, 2017
FDA suspended the food facility registration of Dixie Dew Products after inspections revealed sanitary oversight during the manufacturing process. The SoyNut maker would not be able to sell or distribute any products made in the facility due to the suspension.
Public Health April 3, 2017
A new study from the University of Exeter in England confirms that bacterial overgrowth is encouraged by antibiotics, as seen in the mutated E.coli bacteria used in the study. Antibiotic resistance continues to be a global health concern.
Public Health February 1, 2017
A U.K. based team of researchers has successfully created synthetic spider silk and attached antibiotics to it. The results of this research could change the way we use bandages, as well as diminish the time necessary for the wound to cure.
Medicine January 8, 2017
The water supply in Lindon City, Utah, has been hit by E. coli, prompting the city to issue a boil water advisory for drinking water on Dec. 23. The order is said to still be in place as of Dec. 25 until further notice.
Public Health December 26, 2016
The CDC has finished its investigation into the contaminated flour that led to a multi-state E. coli outbreak. But while its questions have been resolved, the agency warned that illnesses may continue.
Public Health September 30, 2016
Crohn's disease patients tend to have higher amounts of two species of bacteria and a fungus. Other factors shared by family members may also contribute to the development of the gastrointestinal condition.
Medicine September 29, 2016
An e.coli outbreak that sickened seven people is linked to meat products sold by Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, prompting the company to issue a recall. Recalled products have been shipped to several locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and eastern New York.
Public Health September 27, 2016
According to the CDC, 48 million people get sick from foodborne diseases each year. This may be partly because of how foodborne bacteria create an ideal gut environment for their survival.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016
A 2-year-old girl who traveled to the Caribbean was found to have a drug-resistant strain of E.coli. The superbug was resistant to colistin, but the patient recovered after she was treated with the antibiotic paromomycin.
Public Health September 9, 2016
Researchers in India and Canada have developed a device that can detect E. coli and other bacterial contamination in food and water sources. The new sensor can produce conclusive results in only 15 to 20 minutes.
Biotech September 7, 2016
E. coli outbreak in New Hampshire sickens 12 people. The recent foodborne incident has been linked to ground beef, but state and federal officials are still working together to find the exact source.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 23, 2016
E. coli outbreak in the United Kingdom sickens more than 150 people and leaves two dead. The cases have been linked to contaminated pre-packed salad mixed greens, prompting top health agency to advise people to wash their salad greens thoroughly.
Public Health July 20, 2016
As part of an outbreak stemming from tainted General Mills flour, three flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix and Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix are now being pulled from shelves.
Public Health July 12, 2016
The FDA wants you to stop nibbling on raw cookie dough. The rough ordeal may be linked to a recent outbreak of a sickening bacteria.
Public Health July 1, 2016
Researchers developed a new material that can kill E.coli bacteria in as fast as 30 seconds. When tested on other drug-resistant bacteria and fungi, the material can kill the disease-causing microbes in under 2 minutes.
Material Science June 7, 2016
Researchers discovered E.coli genes that can survive the temperature recommended by federal authorities for cooking beef. This means ground meat-based food items need to be cooked at higher cooking temperatures to keep them safe from E.coli bacteria.
Public Health June 4, 2016
A General Mills flour recall is ongoing after some of its 10 million pounds of flour has been linked to a multi-state E.coli outbreak that sickened 38 people dating back to December.
Public Health June 1, 2016
Irradiated ground beef may soon be found on grocery shelves in Canada, as Health Canada has proposed amendments that would allow the food to go through irradiation to kill E.coli bacteria and other pathogens.
Public Health May 31, 2016
For the first time, researchers found a superbug with gene resistant to antibiotic colistin in the U.S. What are the threats posed by this strain of E. coli bacteria?
Public Health May 27, 2016
Chipotle's food safety 'dream team' includes a former critic. In their effort to safeguard products and patrons against health scares, the fast food chain recently hired a critic who previously scrutinized the company's response to its disease outbreak in 2015.
Public Health May 11, 2016
E.Coli was found in the water supply of some buildings of Wellesley College. The school advised the students and faculty to boil the water before using it.
Life April 10, 2016
Chipotle's new online game called Guac Hunter will offer customers a chance to get free chips and guacamole. It appears the restaurant, racked in recent months by foodborne illness outbreaks, is out to regain its lost customers.
Life March 22, 2016
Pizza Ranch Restaurant has more to its menu. A family of a young girl has decided to take the food chain to court after getting sick from its meal.
Life March 21, 2016
Coming on the heels of countless food-borne illness incidents, Mexican grill restaurant Chipotle has cut off the executive bonuses for its big bosses. In fact, the company’s co-CEOs saw their pays drop by half.
Business March 13, 2016
Will Chipotle's customers return to its doors or will its history of contamination outbreaks prove to be troublesome? Regardless, the Mexican Grill has big plans to get its patrons back.
Life February 2, 2016
CDC may soon declare that the E.coli outbreak related to Chipotle is over. No new cases have been reported in the past two months, signalling the possible light at the end of the tunnel for the restaurant chain.
Life February 1, 2016
Rats have been known as vectors of diseases because they carry pathogens. This new study sheds light in the ability of rats to act like a sponge by absorbing pathogens in their environment.
Life January 18, 2016
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