Many people who think they caught the "flu" actually have SALMONELLA or E. coli poisoning
(Natural News) The majority of “farm” animals in America are not raised in pastures, wandering around out in the sunshine and fresh air, as the meat and dairy industries hope all the carnivores (and vegetarians) would believe. Even most fish harvested for mass consumption are not “wild caught,” but rather bred in crowded lakes or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compounds in human breast milk found to protect infants from Giardia infection
(Natural News) The importance of breastfeeding can’t be stressed enough. Numerous studies have shown that breastfed babies are less susceptible to a variety of diseases, such as meningitis and ear infections. Another illness that breastfeeding protects against is Giardia infection or giardiasis, an infection of the small intestine and a leading cause of diarrhea. According... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Guelph researcher develops 3-in-1 vaccine against traveller's diarrhea
(University of Guelph) A U of G Prof. has discovered a novel approach to developing a first-ever vaccine for three common pathogens that cause traveller's diarrhea and kill more than 100,000 children living in developing countries each year. The vaccine yokes together proteins from pathogenic E.coli with sugars from Shigella and Camplyobacter jejuni -- three bugs that are major causes of bacterial diarrhea globally. Currently no licensed vaccines exist against any of these pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World leaders try fighting a global pandemic of drug-resistant E. coli at
The UK led an event in Argentina yesterday in which health experts from around the world came together for a simulation of how governments would deal with a global outbreak of a killer bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World leaders to take part in crisis simulation of AMR pandemic
G20 leaders have taken part in a fictional drug-resistant E. Coli pandemic, as part of an international effort to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Two children from same family have died after contracting E. coli
The children, whose names and ages have not been released, were from the Charnwood area of Leicestershire and were treated in the past two weeks. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E.coli infections in hospitals are more than 4% higher than a year ago
Figures released by Public Health England revealed the Heart of England NHS Trust in Birmingham had the highest number of E.coli infections over the past year, while Salisbury in Wiltshire had the fewest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRSA, MSSA and Gram-negative bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infection: annual data for independent sector healthcare organisations
These statistics with accompanying commentary cover rates of MRSA, MSSA, E. coli, P. aeruginosa, Klebsiella spp. bacteraemia and CDI reported by independent sector organisations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Macadamia nut products recalled due to E. coli concern
Sorry, macadamia nut lovers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation Voluntarily Recalls
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation is voluntarily recalling all of its products produced at the Keaau facility between Sept. 6 - 21, 2018 due to a potential contamination of Escherichia coli (E. coli). The recall was initiated due to E. coli being detected in the well water and distribution system that supplies the firm's operations. No illnesses related to the water have been reported to the state. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Aldi, Target and Safeway have E. coli-infected ground beef
Colorado's Cargill Meat Solutions is in the midst of recalling more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef packaged on June 21, which had subsequently been shipped to retailers nationwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppies spread the Campylobacter outbreak across 18 states: What you need to know
Puppies caused the national Campylobacter outbreak. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hawaiian macadamia nut products recalled due to E. coli concern
Some Mauna Loa macadamia nut products produced at a facility in Kea'au, Hawaii have been voluntarily recalled due to possible E. coli contamination linked with the facility's water system, according to the Hawaii Department of Health. No illnesses related to the water have been reported to the state, health officials say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Macadamia nuts recalled over E. coli concerns
Health officials peg well water as source of potential contamination of macademia snacks sold by Hawaii retailers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- More than 132,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled by a Colorado company following a suspected outbreak where one person was killed and 17 were sickened by Escherichia coli after eating the meat. Cargill Meat... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Puppies, What Did You Do Now? Antibiotic Resistant Infections In 118 People
The CDC is reporting on an outbreak of drug-resistant Campylobacter jejuni bacteria that spread to 18 states. That a load of poop. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA researchers report first evidence of ESBL producing E. coli in US retail meat
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study using antimicrobial susceptibility testing and whole genome sequencing to test extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producing E. coli isolated from cattle for food production and from various retail meat products has shown that all were resistant to at least three antimicrobial classes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118 people in 18 states was traced to pet store puppies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppies spread antibiotic-resistant infections to 118 people
People became infected with Campylobacter, an infectious disease that causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, after handling pet store puppies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One dead and 17 sickened by E. coli from beef
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan on June 21 and shipped to retailers nationwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advice for Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in response to recent hurricanes. Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for certain infectious diseases, including leptospirosis, hepatitis A, vibriosis, and influenza. Background Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14 causing widespread flooding. Natural hazards associated with the storms continue to affect many areas. Infectious disease outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses c...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Advice for Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in response to recent hurricanes. Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for certain infectious diseases, including leptospirosis, hepatitis A, vibriosis, and influenza. Background Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14 causing widespread flooding. Natural hazards associated with the storms continue to affect many areas. Infectious disease outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses c...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death
A Colorado company has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after an E. coli outbreak that killed one person and sickened 17 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pet Store Puppies Are Linked to Drug-Resistant Infections In People
Puppies are cute. But in rare cases, contact with them is putting people at risk of a multidrug-resistant bacterial infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns in a new report. Between January 2016 and February 2018, the CDC identified 118 people, including 29 pet store employees, from 18 states who developed infections from Campylobacter jejuni bacteria apparently related to puppies, the report says. While the outbreak investigation is over, “the risk for multidrug-resistant Campylobacter transmission to employees and consumers continues,” the CDC says. Bacteria from the Campylobacte...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Puppies can be cute and cuddly, but they also carry germs that might make you very sick, a new government report warns. An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ground beef producer issues recall due to deadly e. coli outbreak
Cargill Meat Solutions issued a recall of 32,606 pounds of ground meat due to a deadly e. coli outbreak, the US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ground beef recall after E. coli outbreak kills 1, sickens 17
Nearly 133,000 pounds of possibly contaminated meat sold nationwide by Cargill, USDA says in warning to consumers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cargill recalls about 132,000 lbs of beef products over possible contamination
Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling about 132,000 pounds of ground beef products that may have been contaminated with E.Coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cellular checkpoint control using programmable sequential logic
We present genetic circuits that encode sequential logic to instruct Escherichia coli to proceed through a linear or cyclical sequence of states. These are built with 11 set-reset latches, designed with repressor-based NOR gates, which can connect to each other and sensors. The performance of circuits with up to three latches and four sensors, including a gated D latch, closely match predictions made by using nonlinear dynamics. Checkpoint control is demonstrated by switching cells between multiple circuit states in response to external signals over days. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Andrews, L. B., Nielsen, A. A. K., Voigt, C. A. Tags: Engineering, Molecular Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Ginger essential oil can prevent cheese from getting infected with E.coli
(Natural News) Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is prized around the world for its uses and benefits both in food and medicine. A study made by researchers at Ege University in Turkey revealed that dipping certain cheeses in a coating made from the essential oil of the plant can prolong shelf life. Their findings, which appeared in CyTA –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dog owners face a higher risk of E. coli, salmonella and MRSA
Experts at Hartpury University have now warned the evidence is 'clear' to show dog water bowls can pose a risk of infection to humans, as well as pooches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli's adaptation to extreme temperatures helps explain resistance to certain drugs
(Santa Fe Institute) A new study suggests that defenses against extreme temperatures give E. coli bacteria an advantage in fending off certain drugs. The work could help doctors administer antibiotics in a more precise way. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E. coli 'caused Egypt hotel couple's deaths'
Egyptian authorities say E. coli caused the deaths of a British couple, a claim dismissed by their daughter as "rubbish". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egypt prosecutor says e-coli was factor in deaths of British tourists
Egypt's public prosecutor said on Wednesday that e-coli bacteria were a factor in the deaths of two British tourists in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada last month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Egypt prosecutor says e-coli was cause in deaths of British tourists
Egypt's public prosecutor said on Wednesday that e-coli bacteria were a factor in the deaths of two British tourists in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada last month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drug Combo No Better for Hard-to-Treat Bloodstream Infections Drug Combo No Better for Hard-to-Treat Bloodstream Infections
A carbapenem-sparing option for the treatment of ceftriaxone-resistant infections was not equal to meropenem and should not be used in the setting of E coli or K pneumonia bloodstream infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

The kinases HipA and HipA7 phosphorylate different substrate pools in Escherichia coli to promote multidrug tolerance
The bacterial serine-threonine protein kinase HipA promotes multidrug tolerance by phosphorylating the glutamate-tRNA ligase (GltX), leading to a halt in translation, inhibition of growth, and induction of a physiologically dormant state (persistence). The HipA variant HipA7 substantially increases persistence despite being less efficient at inhibiting cell growth. We postulated that this phenotypic difference was caused by differences in the substrates targeted by both kinases. We overproduced HipA and HipA7 in Escherichia coli and identified their endogenous substrates by SILAC-based quantitative phosphoproteomics. We co...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Semanjski, M., Germain, E., Bratl, K., Kiessling, A., Gerdes, K., Macek, B. Tags: STKE Research Resources Source Type: news

Prozac may be driving the antibiotic-resistance crisis
Researchers from the University of Queensland found that when E.coli is exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine it undergoes mutations that stop it responding to common antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thomas Cook says it found e-coli in Egypt hotel where Britons died
British tour operator Thomas Cook said it had found a high level of e-coli and staphylococcus bacteria at the hotel in Egypt where two holidaymakers died last month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Matter: Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease
By manipulating DNA, researchers are trying to create microbes that, once ingested, work to treat a rare genetic condition — a milestone in synthetic biology. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Digestive Tract Microbiology Bacteria Synthetic Biology Genetic Engineering Phenylketonuria (PKU) E Coli (Bacteria) Biotechnology and Bioengineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Collins, James J Source Type: news

8,000 new antibiotic combinations are surprisingly effective, UCLA biologists report
Scientists have traditionally believed that combining more than two drugs to fight harmful bacteria would yield diminishing returns. The prevailing theory is that that the incremental benefits of combining three or more drugs would be too small to matter, or that the interactions among the drugs would cause their benefits to cancel one another out.Now, a team of UCLA biologists has discovered thousands of four- and five-drug combinations of antibiotics that are more effective at killing harmful bacteria than the prevailing views suggested.Their findings, reported today in the journal npj Systems Biology and Applications, c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Human breast milk protects infants against Giardia infection
(Natural News) A study published in the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences examined the effects of human breast milk on Giardia infection or giardiasis. In addition, the study also determined cytokine levels passed on to babies through breast milk. About 50 mother-and-infant pairs from several hospitals were recruited for the study. Of the babies... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Gastroenteritis Claims 15 in Kastina
[Vanguard] An outbreak of gastroenteritis has claimed 15 lives in Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State, an official said on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chaos-inducing genetic approach stymies antibiotic-resistant superbugs
(University of Colorado at Boulder) A genetic disruption strategy developed by University of Colorado Boulder researchers effectively stymies the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as E. coli, giving scientists a crucial leg up in the ongoing battle against deadly superbugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Sokoto Confirms Nine Deaths to Suspected Gastroenteritis
[Premium Times] The Sokoto State Government has confirmed nine deaths due to what is suspected to be gastroenteritis in seven local government areas of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ground Chuck Products Recalled by Publix Super Markets
FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 -- Possible Escherichia coli contamination has triggered the recall of ground beef products made from chuck that were sold at Publix Super Markets in Florida. The products were bought by consumers between June 25 and July 31,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Publix recalls beef that may carry E. coli
Florida chain urges consumers to check their freezers for ground chuck possibly contaminated with the bacterium (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 31, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ground Chuck Products Recalled by Publix Super Markets Possible E. coli contamination has triggered the recall of ground beef products made from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Shigella infection - what is shigellosis? Signs and symptoms of deadly stomach bug
SHIGELLA symptoms are caused by an intestinal bacteria disease, which can lead to an infection known as shigellosis. But, what is shigella and how can you spot the signs and symptoms of the food poisoning infection? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news