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Your Towels Are Way Dirtier Than You Think
Dirty towels can carry a huge variety of microbes, and they’ve even been linked to spreading infectious disease. You can’t keep your towels 100% germ-free, experts say, but you can limit the grossest ones by washing your towels—only way more often than you probably do now. Towels are such great bacteria traps because every time you use a towel, you transfer your natural skin bacteria, and any other germs you’re carrying, onto their surface. Most of these germs won’t have any negative health effects because they’re coming from you. “Our bodies are adapted to being able to live in th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Bacteria bath towels coliform bacteria dirty towels E. coli fungus how often should i do laundry how often should i wash my bath towels how often should i wash my towels how to wash towels Hygiene kitchen towels mic Source Type: news

235 sickened by salmonella outbreaks linked to papayas
Salmonella outbreaks linked to Maradol papayas from Mexico have sickened 235 people in 26 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Seventy-eight people have been hospitalized, and two people, one from New York and one from California, have died. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Should Think Twice About Playing With Puppies in a Pet Store
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized animals campylobacter campylobacter outbreak Dog Dogs health risks pet diseases pet store outbreak Petland Pets public health puppies puppy puppy outbreak Source Type: news

Bravo Produce Inc. Retira Maradol Papaya de Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecom án y Costa Alegre SPR de RL y empacadas por Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V. Por posible riesgo a la salud
Bravo Produce Inc de San Ysidro, est á retirando Maradol Papaya, cultivadas por Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecoman y Costa Alegre SPR de RL y empacadas por Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V., como manera preventiva, debido a que dicho producto ha probado positivo para Salmonella, es de suma importan cia mencionar que dicha bacteria puede afectar a niños, ancianos y personas con sistemas inmunológicos débiles. Los síntomas a experimentar son fiebre, diarrea, náusea, vómito y dolor abdominal. En raras circunstancias, la infección por Salm...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 12, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Bravo Produce Inc. Recalls Maradol Papaya from Productores Y Exportadores De Carica Papaya De Tecom án Y Costa Alegre SPR of RL and Packed by Frutas Selectas De Tijuana, S. De R.L. De C.V. Because of Possible Health Risk
Bravo Produce Inc. of San Ysidro, is withdrawing Maradol Papaya, grown by Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecom án y Costa Alegre SPR of RL and packed by Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de RL de CV, as a preventive measure, because the product has tested positive for Salmonella by exams done by FDA. It is extremely important to mention that this bacterium can affect children, elderly and people with weak immu ne systems. Symptoms are fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Occupational Distribution of Campylobacter and Salmonella Occupational Distribution of Campylobacter and Salmonella
Although Campylobacter and Salmonella infections are typically considered foodborne, occupational exposure is not uncommon. Which occupations may pose an increased risk for these infections?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Backyard Chickens Carry a Hidden Risk: Salmonella
More than 900 people have contracted it from backyard poultry this year — the highest number ever — and the trend is expected to continue. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANERI PATTANI Tags: Salmonella (Bacteria) Poultry Chickens Local Food Source Type: news

Salmonella concerns prompt recall of fish batter mix
A nationwide recall is in place for Shore Lunch brand fish breading/batter mix due to possible salmonella contamination. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak tied to pet turtles
The CDC warns that the reptiles can carry bacteria even if they look healthy and clean (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why The Toxin Trouble With Tiny Turtles Continues
The government is warning people not to handle tiny turtles because of the risk of contracting salmonella. The problem is, they've been warning us for 40 years and we're still getting sick.(Image credit: susan.k./Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: April Fulton Source Type: news

37 people nationwide contract infection linked to turtles
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says three people in Connecticut are among dozens nationwide who have contracted a salmonella infection linked to turtles (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pet turtles blamed for multistate salmonella outbreak
First the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned us not to kiss or costume our chickens, now the agency is telling us not to pet or give turtles as gifts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of Salmonella Again Traced to Pet Turtles
FDA: Serious Problems at Florida Stem Cell Clinic (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Activation of master virulence regulator PhoP in acidic pH requires the Salmonella-specific protein UgtL
Acidic conditions, such as those inside phagosomes, stimulate the intracellular pathogen Salmonella enterica to activate virulence genes. The sensor PhoQ responds to a mildly acidic pH by phosphorylating, and thereby activating, the virulence regulator PhoP. This PhoP/PhoQ two-component system is conserved in a subset of Gram-negative bacteria. PhoQ is thought to be sufficient to activate PhoP in mildly acidic pH. However, we found that the Salmonella-specific protein UgtL, which was horizontally acquired by Salmonella before the divergence of S. enterica and Salmonella bongori, was also necessary for PhoQ to activate PhoP...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Choi, J., Groisman, E. A. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

What's Your Real Salmonella Risk?
THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 -- Every year, roughly 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from contaminated food. That includes more than 1.2 million illnesses due to the bacteria salmonella. This nasty germ can cause a lot of unpleasant symptoms, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More salmonella cases tied to backyard chickens, ducks
More than 900 people in 48 states have been infected since the beginning of the year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 1000 Sick from Salmonella Connected to Backyard Poultry Flocks (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Ten outbreaks of Salmonella tied to backyard poultry have sickened 961 people throughout the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may fight infectious disease
(Duke University) Duke scientists found a gene variant that affects cholesterol levels also could increase the risk of contracting typhoid fever. A common cholesterol-lowering drug could protect animal models against Salmonella Typhi, the culprit behind the potentially deadly infection. The findings give insight into the mechanisms that govern human susceptibility to infectious disease and point to possible avenues to protect against pathogens -- like Salmonella or Ebola -- whose entry into host cells is regulated by cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sprout Contamination Limited to Only a Few Growers, FDA Says
(MedPage Today) -- Agency tested samples for salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More Than Papayas - And What You Need To Know About Salmonella And Food Outbreaks
The Salmonella outbreak from papayas expands, but is only one of many costly foodborne outbreaks. Here's how to protect yourself. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Salmonella Infections Linked to Shelled Peas Sold at Three Wisconsin Farmers Markets
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and four Local Health Departments are investigating at least seven cases of salmonellosis affecting people in four Wisconsin counties. All seven of the patients consumed fresh shelled peas purchased at farmers markets. Shelled peas are loose, no longer in their pod. The investigation shows that at least seven people infected with the same strain of...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Deadly salmonella outbreak expands to 19 states; some papaya brands recalled
Thirty-two more salmonella cases, including 10 hospitalizations, linked to yellow Maradol papayas from Mexico have been reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, bringing the number of people affected to 141 across 19 states. This includes one death and 45 total hospitalizations. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food poisoning warning: Can eggs still infect YOU with salmonella?
FOOD poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food - and this week the safety of eggs was called into question after pesticide was used in the production of Dutch eggs distributed to the UK. But what about the famous cause of food poisoning in eggs - salmonella? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microbiota-activated PPAR-{gamma} signaling inhibits dysbiotic Enterobacteriaceae expansion
Perturbation of the gut-associated microbial community may underlie many human illnesses, but the mechanisms that maintain homeostasis are poorly understood. We found that the depletion of butyrate-producing microbes by antibiotic treatment reduced epithelial signaling through the intracellular butyrate sensor peroxisome proliferator–activated receptor (PPAR-). Nitrate levels increased in the colonic lumen because epithelial expression of Nos2, the gene encoding inducible nitric oxide synthase, was elevated in the absence of PPAR- signaling. Microbiota-induced PPAR- signaling also limits the luminal bioavailability o...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Byndloss, M. X., Olsan, E. E., Rivera-Chavez, F., Tiffany, C. R., Cevallos, S. A., Lokken, K. L., Torres, T. P., Byndloss, A. J., Faber, F., Gao, Y., Litvak, Y., Lopez, C. A., Xu, G., Napoli, E., Giulivi, C., Tsolis, R. M., Revzin, A., Lebrilla, C. B., Ba Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Salmonella Cases In Massachusetts Linked To Papayas From Mexico
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An increasing number of people have been sickened by eating papaya now traced to a farm located in southern Mexico, U.S. public health officials said in an update on the outbreak first reported more than two weeks ago. Salmonella has now sickened 109 people in 16 states and 35 were serious enough to be hospitalized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on its web page dedicated to the outbreak. One person in New York City died. (Photo by Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images) Papaya traced to the Carica de Campeche farm in Campeche, Mexico, appears to be the likely source, the FDA...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News papaya SALMONELLA Source Type: news

109 Americans sickened by salmonella from Mexican papayas
Papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm tested positive for five different strains of salmonella bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and fever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Freshtex Produce Recalls “Valery” Brand Maradol Papayas Due to Possible Health Risk
Freshtex Produce of Alamo, TX is voluntarily recalling “Valery” brand Maradol Papayas grown and packed by Carica de Campeche, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 7, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Agroson ’s LLC Recalls Maradol Papaya Cavi Brand Grown and Packed by Carica De Campeche Because of Possible Health Risk
Agroson ’s LLC of Bronx, NY is recalling 2,483 boxes of Maradol Papaya Cavi Brand, grown and packed by Carica de Campeche, as a precaution because other brands that also buy from this farm have been tested positive for Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Deadly salmonella outbreak: 64 more cases linked to papayas
One death, 109 infections, including 35 hospitalizations in 16 states have resulted from salmonella linked to yellow Maradol papayas from Mexico, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kitchen sponges may be a 'bacteria hotspot' – but no need to worry
Conclusion There's no need to panic about the results of this study. Bacteria are everywhere, so it's no surprise to find them growing in kitchens. The researchers say sponges, being porous and usually damp, represent ideal conditions for bacteria to grow. The study found that one of the most dominant types of bacteria came from the Moraxella family. These bacteria are often found on human skin, so it's likely they got onto the sponges from people's hands. Moraxella are also linked to the unpleasant smell sometimes found after laundry has taken longer to dry, so they seem to be common in the household environment.  T...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Grande Produce emite retiro voulantrio del mercado de una cantidad limitada de Papaya " Caribe ñ a " por un potencial de riesgo contra la salud. ”
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 2, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Health Tip: Get the Facts About Salmonella
-- Salmonella is a bacterium that's a frequent culprit in foodborne illness. While it often affects eggs and poultry, its reach can spread much wider. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these facts about the germ: Beef, eggs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Grande Produce Issues Voluntary Recall of Limited Quantity of Papaya “Caribeña” Due to Potential Health Risk
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 26, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Virulent Salmonella strain spotted in Brazil
Seen outside Sub-Saharan Africa for the first time, the strain causes severe infection but has no drug resistance. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico; 1 dead
U.S. health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico that has killed a person in New York City and sickened another 46 people in 12 states (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Investigates Multiple Salmonella Outbreak Strains Linked to Papayas
Please find more information about the Outbreak of Salmonellosis Linked to Papaya here: (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 25, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas
Dozens sickened in at least 12 states; one death attributed to the outbreak. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak tied to yellow papayas
Dozens of people have been sickened, including one in New York City who later died (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Deadly salmonella outbreak linked to papayas
Forty-seven people in 12 states have become infected with salmonella believed to be linked to yellow Maradol papayas, federal health officials said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. CDC says salmonella outbreak linked to papayas sickens 47
(Reuters) - An outbreak of salmonella food poisoning linked to a type of papaya has sickened 47 people from 12 states, including one person in New York City who died and 12 who were hospitalized, U.S. health officials said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

24 sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to laboratories in 16 states
Twenty-four people in 16 states were infected with a strain of salmonella from March through June in an outbreak linked to microbiology laboratories, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. Six people were hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Imported Hot Peppers Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Imported Hot Peppers
This investigation highlights the importance of using epidemiologic data together with whole-genome sequencing to determine the source of foodborne outbreaks.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

President's Choice pub recipe chicken nuggets recalled for possible salmonella contamination
Some President’s Choice brand chicken nuggets are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Wednesday night. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Toothpaste ingredient linked to antibiotic resistance
Conclusion This study mainly explored why bacterial resistance could be common for both quinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin and the antibacterial triclosan. It confirmed previous findings that one cause seems to be bacteria developing mutations in the gyrA gene. In the case of quinolones, the mutation alters the enzyme that they normally bind to. Triclosan resistance is largely because the already-mutant bacteria have boosted stress response pathways, or molecular defences. The main finding of this research was that small triclosan concentrations led to resistant E. coli bacteria becoming the more dominant strains m...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Food poisoning uncovered: The FIVE biggest mistakes YOU are making in the kitchen
FOOD poisoning is an illness caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria - such as salmonella or E.coli. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shopping trollies 361 times dirtier than toilet door knob
Tests by a New Jersey-based lab revealed 75% of supermarket trolleys contained harmful bacteria linked to range of illnesses including  E.coli, salmonella, pneumonia and STIs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil sends meat safety report to EU, vows reinforced inspections
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said in a report to the European Union's food safety body on Friday that salmonella with a potential to harm public health had not been detected in lots of poultry due to be exported to the bloc. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Anatum Infections Linked to Imported Hot Peppers — United States, May–July 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news