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Foodborne Illness News
February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Foodborne Salmonella Infections in Denmark Reach Historic Low

Dec. 1, 2016 — A record low number of foodborne salmonella cases were registered in Denmark in 2015. While travel remains the leading cause of salmonella infections, no cases have been attributed to Danish eggs for ... read more

Nov. 24, 2016 — The parasite Toxoplasma gondii is a silent success. It infects up to 95% of people in many regions of the world, and most of them never know it, due to the parasite’s artful manipulation of its ... read more

Harnessing the Power of Predatory Bacteria as a 'Living Antibiotic'

Nov. 23, 2016 — A naturally occurring predatory bacterium is able to work with the immune system to clear multi-drug resistant Shigella infections in zebrafish, according to a ... read more

Precut Salad May Encourage Growth of Salmonella

Nov. 18, 2016 — Small amounts of damage to salad leaves in bagged salads encourage the presence of Salmonella enterica, new research has found. Juices released from damaged leaves also enhance the pathogen’s ... read more

Nov. 18, 2016 — Technological advances are making the analysis of single bacterial infected human cells feasible. Now researchers have used this technology to provide new insight into the Salmonella infection ... read more

Targeting Pathogenic Bacteria

Nov. 9, 2016 — Applied physicists have recognized the limited reliability of antibodies in providing bacterial detection with specificity. Instead they used phage-derived proteins, proteins developed from the ... read more

Television Cooking Shows Overlook Safe Food Handling Practices

Nov. 8, 2016 — Television cooking shows are an important resource for home cooks, but if these shows fail to model recommended food safety measures, it may lead to poor practices among consumers. Therefore, ... read more

New Approach Against Salmonella and Other Pathogens

Nov. 8, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new strategy to immunize against microbes that invade the gastrointestinal tract, including Salmonella, which causes more foodborne illness in the United States than any ... read more

Proteins Secreted by Beneficial Gut Microbes Shown to Inhibit Salmonella, Invasive E. Coli

Nov. 3, 2016 — Few treatments exist for bacteria-caused intestinal inflammation that leads to diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. But now microbiologists have demonstrated a new approach that may lead to more ... read more

Simple Food Additive Slows E. Coli Poisoning

Nov. 1, 2016 — Polysorbate, a safe additive found in everything from ice cream to cosmetics, has been proven to slow the toxic effects of E. coli poisoning. Had this discovery been known before the deadly 2011 E. ... read more

50-Year-Old Bacteria Could Be Alternative Treatment Option for Cancer

Oct. 27, 2016 — Salmonella has a unique characteristic that allows the bacteria to penetrate through cell barriers and replicate inside its host. Now, scientists have developed a non-toxic strain of Salmonella to ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a potential way to create an antimicrobial drug that would stop one of the world’s most prevalent foodborne bugs causing gastroenteritis in ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — Chitosan microparticles kill bacteria in cow uteri, report researchers, who also suggest that it may someday be possible for chitosan microparticles to be used to help humans who have become ill from ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — An environmentally friendly technology to zap outbreak-causing viruses and bacteria from public drinking water has been developed by scientists. The protein-based photocatalyst uses light to generate ... read more

Disease-Causing Gut Bacteria Common in Children

Oct. 4, 2016 — A type of bacteria, which can cause diarrhea and inhibit growth in children in developing countries, has been found in 14% of a sample of children in an industrialized country. However, the children ... read more

Toxins from Food Mold Weaken Airways' Defenses to Cause More Damage

Sep. 27, 2016 — Toxins from mold found growing on nuts or corn can weaken the airways’ self-clearing mechanisms and immunity, opening the door for respiratory diseases and exacerbating existing ones, suggests a ... read more

Surprising Findings on Deadly Diarrhea Suggest Ways to Save Children's Lives

Sep. 27, 2016 — New research offers unprecedented insights into the causes of childhood diarrhea, the second-leading cause of death of children worldwide, and suggests that the role of pathogens has been vastly ... read more

Computers Learn to Spot Deadly Bacteria

Sep. 21, 2016 — Machine learning can predict strains of bacteria likely to cause food poisoning outbreaks, research has found. The study -- which focused on harmful strains of E. coli bacteria -- could help public ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — It seems like almost every week another food product is being recalled because of contamination. One of the more common culprits is a pathogenic strain of E. coli. To help prevent illnesses caused by ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — A new study offers compelling evidence that a novel form of the dangerous superbug Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can spread to humans through consumption or handling of ... read more

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