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E. coli evolves antibiotic tolerance

Jerusalem - Subject to repeated exposure to the antibiotic ampicillin, populations of Escherichia coli quickly evolve tolerance for the drug, springing back to life once antibiotic treatment has stopped, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Detecting fecal pollution in Norwegian watercourses

Oslo - A set of novel methods for the detection of fecal pollution in Norwegian watercourses has been designed. The methods can give answers as to whether the contamination is a result of human or animal excreta.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Border collies control seagulls and prevent infection

Detroit - A new study shows that the herding dogs, like border collies, can be an effective means of controlling bacterial infections spread by seagulls.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Reducing E. coli in cows is key to food safety

Miami - A new treatment, using microparticles made from chitosan, may help dairy cattle resist uterine diseases and could help improve food safety for people. New research suggests chitosan microparticles kill bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

One strain of E.coli causes majority of bacterial infections

A single strain of Escherichia coli has become the main cause of bacterial infections in women and the elderly by invading the bladder and kidneys worldwide, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Microfluidic chip sorts 'good' bacteria from 'bad' bacteria

Phoenix - Sometimes the difference between harmless and harmful bacteria is miniscule. A new device aims to make this detection easier.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Recall of 90 tons of chicken salad for E. coli contamination

The "Grab-and-Go" option of getting a quick meal to eat on-the-go has become a way of life in our hectic world. With the option of picking up just about anything that catches the eye, it's a good way to pick up something you may not want to bring home.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Canadian science and hamburger disease

A special edition of the Canadian Journal of Microbiology celebrates the contribution of Canadian scientists to research into major food-borne illnesses like E. coli.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Study to assess impact of new bacterial treat: ESBL E. coli

London - The U.K. government is launching a new study into the impact of a microorganism called Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase Escherichia coli (ESBL-positive E. coli) in order to help combat the spread of this antibiotic-resistant bacterial strain.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Dangerous strains of E. coli seem to live longer

According to a new study, pathogenic strains of E. coli that produce a toxin harmful to people appear to survive longer in lake water than benign counterparts.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Farm Rich frozen foods recall expanded due to E. coli risk

Rich Products Corporation is expanding on an earlier recall of some of its products due to risk of E. coli. It is an extensive expansion and includes products produced at a Georgia-based facility.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Farm Rich frozen food products recalled for risk of E. coli

Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of several of its cheese-based products. The reason for the food recall is listed as a potential E. coli contamination.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Inflammatory Bowel Disease linked to 'bad' bacteria

Researchers have discovered a biological mechanism by which harmful bacteria grow and edge out beneficial bacteria, thereby damaging the gut in inflammatory bowel disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

E coli confirmed in Canadian burgers

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that two people have contracted bacterial food poisoning from frozen beef burgers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Spinach recalled in 39 states due to E. Coli scare

Taylor Farms Retail Inc. has voluntarily recalled several spinach products because of possible Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) contamination.
In the Media by Angela Harris - 4 comments

E.coli detected in spinach in New York

A total of 28 people have been infected with bacteria linked with an organic spinach and spring mix blend. The infections have been reported from five states, with most cases in New York.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

E Coli outbreak in six U.S. states, source unknown

U.S. officials are conducting an investigation to determine what has caused an outbreak of E.Coli over the past two months. Since Apr. 15, over a dozen individuals in six states have been sickened by E.Coli bacteria, with one death.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

6-year-old boy dies suddenly from mysterious E. Coli infection

A Massachusetts town is in shock after a 6 year old boy, with an infectious smile, died suddenly of E. coli poisoning after eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

135 frozen beef products recalled in Canada because of E. coli

Canadians, before you take a bite of that juicy hamburger, beware. The CFIA is warning that over 135 frozen beef products may be contaminated with a deadly strain of E. coli.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Fecal bacteria found on cell phones could upset the stomach

Now researchers have found E.coli on cell phones – the bacteria found in feces. The bacteria can lead to an upset stomach just from the thought of putting intestinal bacteria next to your ear.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 20 comments

California meat company issues beef recall

A Los Angeles-based meat company, known as Commercial Meat Co., is recalling nearly 377,775 pounds worth of ground beef over fears of a possible E. coli contamination.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald

E. Coli outbreak hospitalizes seven children in France

Paris - Seven children are in serious condition in the French city of Lille following an E. Coli outbreak linked to frozen ground beef.
In the Media by Andrew Ardizzi

E. coli outbreak caused by sprouts? Initial tests say no

Bean sprouts had recently been named as a possible source of the E. Coli outbreak in Germany, but lab tests that came back Monday say otherwise.
In the Media by Al Boe

E. Coli outbreak contines to spread, US officials keep close eye

The World Health Organization has said that the European E. Coli outbreak has now spread to 12 different countries, causing fear in millions who may have been in the country at the time.
In the Media by Al Boe

E. Coli Outbreak: Roundup of latest news

As the death toll in Europe from an E. Coli outbreak continues to rise, Digital Journal updates you on the latest news about the outbreak from various sources.
In the Media by Al Boe

Update: E. Coli outbreak becomes largest ever, Death toll rises

The death toll in Germany from E. Coli in cucumbers has risen to 14, with over 300 others seriously sickened. Health officials only expect it to get worse.
In the Media by Al Boe

E. coli outbreak strikes Germany

During an atypical outbreak of E coli food poisoning in Germany, public health officials warn certain raw vegetables could be the source and urge extra care with food hygiene, while scientists try to pinpoint the exact source of the contamination.

TopFinds: Japan's nuclear crisis, shopping carts' dirty secret

As Japan recovers from last week's disaster, nuclear dangers threaten the island nation. High level of e. coli found on shopping carts. Which hip-hop legend died this week? These are the top stories on DigitalJournal.com.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 4 comments

Study: E.coli contamination found on half of shopping carts Special

On your next trip to the grocery store, be aware, much more than groceries may be riding in your shopping cart. More bacteria exists in these carts than in public bathrooms or on a city bus, and children may be the most at risk.
Digital Journal Report by Vincent Sobotka - 3 comments

California Lettuce a Possible Source of E. Coli Outbreak

State and federal investigators said they have matched the strain of the bacteria associated with the outbreak at a Taco John's last year which sickened more than 80 people.
In the Media by Tar De Moutonnoir - 1 comment
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According to the World Health Organization  Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a common bacterium usually...
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According to the World Health Organization, Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a common bacterium usually found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals and humans, though some strains, such as enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), spread by contaminated foods, can cause severe illness.
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E. coli magnified 10 000 times using an electron microscope.
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E. coli magnified 10,000 times using an electron microscope.
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Owen E. Carrignan  6  died from an apparent E. Coli infection
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Owen E. Carrignan, 6, died from an apparent E. Coli infection
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Escherichia coli is also a proteobacteria.
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Escherichia coli is also a proteobacteria.
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Low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria  magnified 10 000 times.
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Low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria, magnified 10,000 times.
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Glass representation of the bacterium Escherichia coli
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Glass representation of the bacterium Escherichia coli
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Picture description is "The Nugget Truck." Actually, this is a poultry farm truck going to the processing plant.
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