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World Health News Surfers wanted for ‘superbug’ study

Surfers wanted for ‘superbug’ study

tists are launching an investigation into antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as “superbugs”, by gathering data from surfers’ rectums. “Beach Bums” is the first UK project of its kind, teaming researchers with the action group Surfers Against Sewage. Surfers are being asked to volunteer to provide rectal swabs to help scientists to find out the effects of […]

6/9/15 at 4:23 pm     1220      ,     BBC News
National Health News Why Washing Chicken Before Cooking Is Unsafe

Why Washing Chicken Before Cooking Is Unsafe

most people, you may believe that washing raw chicken prior to cooking is safe, or even prevents food-borne illness. In fact, the opposite is true. “You should assume that if you have chicken, you have either Salmonella or Campylobacter bacteria on it, if not both,” said food safety researcher Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor at Drexel […]

6/2/15 at 1:28 pm     1288      ,     Scientific American
National Health News CDC: Raw tuna suspected as Salmonella source in outbreak

CDC: Raw tuna suspected as Salmonella source in outbreak

aths have been reported. But 10 people have been hospitalized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday in a statement. The majority of those who fell ill said they had recently eaten sushi that included raw tuna. However, “a common brand or supplier of raw tuna has not been identified,” the […]

5/27/15 at 1:19 pm     1244      , , , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
National Health News Canada salmonella outbreak leaves 34 people sick after poultry contact

Canada salmonella outbreak leaves 34 people sick after poultry contact

ian health authorities are investigating after 34 people became sick with salmonella infections after contact with live baby poultry, the country’s Public Health Agency said on Monday. The agency said it was investigating 17 cases of people becoming sick between April 5 and May 12 in the province of Alberta, 13 in British Columbia and […]

5/27/15 at 1:07 pm     1195      , , ,     Reuters