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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.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Releases Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance
As health experts around the world take on the problem of antimicrobial resistance and overuse of antibiotics in humans as a prime cause, world leaders are reminding us of another contributor to this global health issue: our farming system.
UK Publishes Guide for Health Care Professionals on Reducing the Risk of Listeriosis
The United Kingdom Food Standards Agency has published a guidance for health care and social service organizations who care for vulnerable populations at greater risk for contracting listeriosis and other food-borne diseases.
Atlantic Shellfish Products Recalls Oysters due to <i>Salmonella</i> Contamination
In Quebec, Atlantic Shellfish Products Inc. is recalling oysters from the marketplace after possible Salmonella contamination.
CabA May Hold Key to Reducing Food-borne Illnesses Caused by <em>Vibrio vulnificus</em>
By targeting CabA, an extracellular matrix protein essential for biofilm formation, it may be possible to reduce the incidence of food-borne illnesses caused by the potentially lethal Vibrio vulnificus marine bacterium found in biofilms on oyster shells and meat.
Safety Tips for Pre-packaged Meals and Home-delivered Food
For consumers ordering pre-packaged foods, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends following several food safety tips.
NoroCORE and the Perfect Pathogen: USDA-NIFA Efforts to Control Norovirus
Dubbed 'the perfect pathogen' by researchers, norovirus possesses all the markers of an ideal infectious agent.
Keeping Backyard Flock Owners Safe after Recent Salmonella Outbreaks
As more people are choosing to keep live poultry as pets, educating the public on appropriate health and safety guidelines has become a priority. In response, the CDC is offering recommendations to backyard flock owners.
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