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Commensal Organisms Can Protect Against Pathogenic Bacteria
Recent studies have shown how a commensal intestinal bacterium produces an enzyme that can help protect against pathogenic bacteria.
Less Than 10% of Bovine <i>E. coli</i> Strains Affect Human Health
Researchers have predicted that less than 10% of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 strains are likely to have the potential to cause human disease.
Hepatitis A Case Confirmed in Bakery Employee in Washington
A case of hepatitis A in a bakery employee at a Shop ‘N Kart located in Washington state has been confirmed by the Lewis County Public Health & Social Services Department.
The Cholera Epidemic in Haiti Continues
For the last six years Haiti has been fighting a severe cholera epidemic and it is unlikely that the fight will end soon.
US Hospitals Show No Reduction of Antibiotic Use in New 7-Year Study
As individual nations attempt to make meaningful progress on stemming antibiotic use, a troubling new study shows that hospitals in the United States have continued to dispense antibiotics at a steady rate in recent years.
Multi-state <em>E. coli</em> O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Beef in Massachusetts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7.
More Infections Linked to the Consumption of Raw Milk in the United States
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn infections from the consumption of raw milk and products made from raw milk will increase, especially in states where raw milk is legal.
New CDC Study Shows an Increase in Antibiotic Resistance in <em>Salmonella</em>
The number of illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths caused by Salmonella have been steadily rising each year, and now findings from new report on nontyphoidal Salmonella enterica show that some 20% of blood isolates of the bacteria have antibiotic resistance.
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