E. Coli Found in Water at Tennessee Ziplining Facility
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- Health officials say they found Escherichia coli in water at a ziplining facility in Tennessee that has been linked to an outbreak affecting at least 500 people. One visitor to the CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One more reason to breastfeed: Microbes in human milk inhibit the growth of E. coli
(Natural News) Now, you can add protection from diarrhea and E. coli to the growing list of reasons why mothers should breastfeed their babies. In a study published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, authors revealed that a mother’s milk prevents the growth of pathogenic Escherichia coli and boost immunity. Researchers from the University of Notre Dame Australia and the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breathing Easier with Single-Use Bronchoscopes
This study was specifically done for bronchoscopes because that data was lacking,” says Lars Marcher, CEO and President Ambu A/S, in an interview with MD+DI. Contamination of reusable endoscopes has been known for some time now. “Endoscope Reprocessing Failures Continue to Expose Patients to Infection Risk” was number two on ECRI Institute’s list of Top 10 health technology hazards for 2018. And it has been on the organization’s top 10 list for the past eight years. Shifting to single-use instruments will likely be cost effective as well. According to a 2017 study, “Early Assessment...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Sterilization Source Type: news

Transmission of NDM bacteria between dogs and humans established
(University of Helsinki) In 2015, a New Delhi-metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM) Escherichia coli bacteria was discovered in two Finnish dogs. An article recently published in the journal Eurosurveillance reveals that the dogs' owner did also carry the bacterium. This is presumably the first time in the world that the transmission of NDM-bacteria between a dog and a human has been reported. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How a bacteria-detecting strip of plastic film could make best-before dates irrelevant
A team of researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., has developed a thin, plastic patch that changes colour under ultraviolet light when it come into contact with meat contaminated with E. coli, a food-borne bacteria that can cause extreme illness or death. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Plastic wrap that detects deadly E. coli bacteria could help consumers spot food that's gone bad
A team of researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., has developed a thin, plastic patch that changes colour under ultraviolet light when it come into contact with meat contaminated with E. coli, a food-borne bacteria that can cause extreme illness or death. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

How a bacteria-detecting strip of plastic film could help identify contaminated food
A team of researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., has developed a thin, plastic patch that changes colour under ultraviolet light when it come into contact with meat contaminated with E. coli, a food-borne bacteria that can cause extreme illness or death. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Three Lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe and One Lot of Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe Because of Possible Health Risk
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe because testing results indicate they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Company is also recalling one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe because testing results indicate it has the potential to be contaminated with Shiga Toxin producing E. coli O121. This recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution. Due to Radagast Pet Food ’ s commitment to food safety and quality, The Company is conducting this voluntary recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

CP-CRE From Less Common Enterobacteriaceae Genera: US 2014-17 CP-CRE From Less Common Enterobacteriaceae Genera: US 2014-17
Surveillance for CP-CRE has focused on the organisms most associated with clinical infections: Klebsiella spp., Enterobacter spp., and E. coli. What data do we have on less common genera?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Immunotherapy for deadly bacteria shows early promise
(Lehigh University) Lehigh University's Marcos Pires and his team have designed a strategy aimed at tagging Gram-negative bacteria for destruction via small molecule conjugates they have created that specifically home to bacterial cell surfaces and trigger an immune response. They observed a significant decrease in the number of live bacteria using their compound in experiments on E. coli in human serum. The researchers describe their work in a forthcoming paper in Cell Chemical Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat and prevent bacterial gastroenteritis
Bacterial gastroenteritis, or food poisoning, is a gut infection that can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. People with bacterial gastroenteritis need to rest and drink plenty of fluids. Here, we look at the causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and complications of bacterial gastroenteritis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

You Are Washing Your Hands All Wrong, Study Finds
By Melissa Gray, CNN (CNN) – Hand-washing seems pretty simple, but a recent study shows that 97% of the time, we’re still doing it wrong — which can lead to contamination of food and surfaces and result in foodborne illness. The study from the US Department of Agriculture shows most consumers failed to wash their hands and rub with soap for 20 seconds. That’s the amount of time recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says that washing for shorter periods means fewer germs are removed. “Numerous” study participants also didn’t dry their hands with a clea...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Source Type: news

Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 -- Tainted irrigation water is likely to blame for a 36-state Escherichia coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce that sickened 200 people and caused five deaths, U.S. health officials say. The illnesses were previously... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

You ’re Probably Not Washing Your Hands Right, Study Says
People fail to properly wash their hands while cooking 97% of the time, potentially opening them up to food-borne illnesses such as salmonella, norovirus and E. coli, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS, in partnership with researchers from RTI International and North Carolina State University, sorted 383 people into one of two groups. About half the sample watched a three-minute video about safe food preparation and using food thermometers, while the other did not get any guidance. All of the individuals were then sent into test kitchens outf...
Source: TIME: Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

E. coli Outbreak in Romaine Tied to Canal Water
Since the outbreak was first announced on April 10, tainted lettuce has sickened 210 people in 36 states. Ninety-six people were hospitalized, 27 developed kidney failure, and five died. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly E. coli outbreak in lettuce linked to contaminated water
The outbreak of E. coli that killed five and sickened more than 200 has been traced to the source, says CDC. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Source of romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak identified
Health officials believe they know what led to the national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce ​​ that sickened 200 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce tied to tainted Arizona irrigation canal
Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, U.S. health officials said. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 29, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Tainted Irrigation Water Likely Cause of E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Tainted irrigation water is likely to blame for a 36-state... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

E. Coli Outbreak in Romaine Lettuce That Sickened 200 and Killed 5 Linked to Tainted Irrigation
NEW YORK — Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Thursday. About 200 people were sickened in the E. coli outbreak and five people died. The outbreak, which started in the spring, is now over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The illnesses in 36 states were previously traced to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, which provides most of the romaine sold in the U.S. during the winter. On Thursday, officials said the outbreak strain of E. coli bacteria was found in an irrigation canal in the Yuma...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Why July Is the Most Dangerous Month To Go Swimming
Just in time for swimming season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new report on disease outbreaks associated with swimming in rivers, lakes and oceans. Between 2000 and 2014, public health officials in 35 states, plus Guam, reported a total of 140 disease outbreaks associated with swimming in untreated recreational waters — mainly at beaches and bodies of water in public parks, the report says. These outbreaks led to 4,958 illnesses and two deaths. The vast majority of outbreaks with a confirmed cause were linked to gastrointestinal pathogens such as norovirus, Shigella and E. coli. ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

July Is Peak Time for Illness From Poop in Pools: CDC
THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 -- Is it safe to go in the water this summer? Not if microscopic germs like E. coli or cryptosporidium are swimming in the pool with you, U.S. health officials warn. " These germs make people sick when they swallow water... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Clinical trial concludes that ginger is a powerful treatment that can save children with serious gastroenteritis
(Natural News) The World Health Organization has declared gastroenteritis as the second leading cause of mortality in children below five years old. Most preschool kids suffer from this condition one to two times every year, experiencing diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and stomach pain. Fortunately, researchers discovered that ginger can help treat acute gastroenteritis among children. Dr. Roberto Berni Canani, associate professor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Studying E. coli Biofilms Awarded xCELLigence Research...
With the goal of improving the antimicrobial drug discovery process, scientists in Finland will employ xCELLigence technology to identify compounds active against E. coli biofilms(PRWeb June 27, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15591354.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Seeking a Genetic Signature for Urinary Tract Infections
A complex and dynamic interplay betweenE. coli strains and their host environment determines infection and subsequent disease. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can a Bar of Soap Transmit Infection?
And would a jar of liquid soap be a better bet than bar soap? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Hygiene and Cleanliness Bacteria Infections E Coli (Bacteria) Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps Source Type: news

Chemical Found In Toothpaste May Help Fuel Antibiotic Resistance
BOSTON (CBS) – Last month WBZ-TV reported that a chemical found in toothpaste could be linked to colon cancer. Now a new study finds that the same ingredient could be putting our lives at risk from dangerous infections. The inappropriate use of antibiotics is making bacteria more resistant. Common conditions like pneumonia, skin infections, urinary tract infections, and ear infections are becoming more difficult to treat and people are actually dying from resistant infections. A chemical called triclosan, which is often used in toothpaste and other household products to prevent growth of bacteria, could be contributi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Triclosan Source Type: news

Soaps and toothpastes may be behind the antibiotic-resistance crisis
Researchers from the University of Queensland found triclosan, a chemical found in many everyday hygiene products, stops E.coli infections responding to antibiotics after 30 days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections in a Rural Community — Arizona and Utah, June–July 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Associated with Exposure to Animal Manure in a Rural Community - Arizona and Utah, June-July 2017
Twelve cases of STEC O157:H7 infection associated with exposure to animal manure and secondary person-to-person transmission occurred in an Arizona-Utah border community. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

71% of residents in a tiny village in Vietnam have super E. coli
Nguyen Xa - 68 miles (109km) south east of the country's capital Hanoi - is home to less than 8,000 people. Doctors warn the findings require 'urgent public health attention'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Tricking' bacteria into hydroxylating benzene
(Nagoya University) Researchers at Nagoya University used bacteria to convert benzene into phenol. They developed 'decoy' molecules -- modified amino acids -- mimicking the native substrates of a genetically expressed oxygenase enzyme. When absorbed by live E.coli cells, the decoys were misrecognized as substrates of the oxygenase, which became activated. The bacteria then oxidized a supplied benzene source, needing only glucose as fuel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Always use a fresh tea towel! How drying up with an old cloth boosts food poisoning risk  
In the University of Mauritius study, scientists analysed 100 towels after a month of use and found 49 per cent had bacterial growth. Of the infected towels, more than a third had the E.coli bug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance could be countered by anti-bacterial viruses
Research found some patients had lower E coli levels after being given cocktail of ‘phages’Viruses that invade bacteria but leave human cells alone could help scientists find ways around the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, researchers have said. A study has showed that a cocktail of bacteriophages, or “phages”, resulted in no side effects when given to individuals with gastrointestinal problems and did not appear to greatly disrupt the diversity of microbes in the gut – the so-calledgut microbiota. But they did reduce levels of one marker of inflammation and certain problematic speci...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Antibiotics Medical research Science Society Biology UK news Health Source Type: news

Pathogens Tied to Food Poisoning Linger on Kitchen Towels
(MedPage Today) -- E. coli and more found on towels in Mauritian households even after a month (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kitchen towels 'can cause food poisoning'
Scientists found E.coli was more likely to be found on damp towels and those used for multiple jobs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tea towels 'can cause food poisoning'
Scientists found E.coli was more likely to be found on damp towels and those used for multiple jobs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colistin-resistant multidrug-resistant bacteria pervasive in rural Vietnam town
(American Society for Microbiology) A new study has found that the majority of residents in a rural village of Vietnam harbored multi-drug-resistant (MDR), colistin-resistant E. coli bacteria. Colistin is typically used as a last-resort treatment when there are no other therapy options available. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7-11 in Atlanta, Ga. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rise in Possible Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Shigella Isolates Rise in Possible Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Shigella Isolates
The CDC is seeing an increasing number of Shigella isolates that test within the susceptible range for the fluoroquinolone antibiotic ciprofloxacin but harbor one or more resistance mechanisms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

E. coli death toll is still mounting: Five have now died in the outbreak linked to romaine lettuce
Another four people have died of E. coli infections traced to romaine lettuce, bringing the outbreak's death toll to five as another 25 cases of the illness are reported in the US, the CDC statistics reveal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More deaths from E. coli linked to romaine lettuce
Almost 200 people have gotten sick in the worst outbreak of its kind in more than a decade (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 more deaths reported from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce: CDC
The outbreak killed five and sickened 197 people ill across 35 states, the report said. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

France extends cheese recall after more E.coli cases, one suspected death
PARIS (Reuters) - More Reblochon cheese from a factory in the French Alps will be removed from the market after children were infected by E.coli bacteria linked to the raw milk-based product with one child possibly dying from it, health authorities said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Romaine E. Coli Outbreak Over, Blamed for 5 Deaths
This is the biggest Shiga-toxin producing E. coli outbreak since a 2006 outbreak linked to spinach grown in the Salinas Valley in California. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four More Die in E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Four More Die in E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Four more people died from an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday, bringing the total toll to five.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

197 illnesses, five deaths in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce
An additional 25 people have become ill from eating lettuce contaminated with E. coli, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Says E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- This spring's outbreak of Escherichia coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce is likely over, U.S. health officials say, but not before claiming five lives. " Romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region [of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Four More People Die From Tainted Romaine Lettuce
To date, 197 people have been sickened in the E. coli outbreak tied to romaine, and five have died, the CDC said. But the shelf life of the tainted lettuce is now past, the agency said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Deaths (Fatalities) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Yuma (Ariz) Source Type: news

More deaths in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce
Almost 200 people have gotten sick in the worst outbreak of its kind in more than a decade (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news