Non-0157 E. coli

Non-0157 E. coli

The USDA will be taking greater actions to combat E. coli. Although the USDA currently tests products for the deadly E. coli O157:H7 strain, they will now begin testing for non-1057 Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli, or STECs. Test samples will include…

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E. coli Eating Antibiotics for Lunch

New research suggests that E. coli may have a new weapon to combat antibiotics. Although debate has surfaced over the use of antibiotics and the ability for bacteria to become resistant to the drugs, researchers from Harvard have discovered that some…

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Microwave safety and E. coli

With outbreaks of E. coli 0157:H7 in frozen foods such as Jeno’s and Totino’s Pizza, the safety of microwave cooking has been intensely questioned and studied in order to provide safer products in the future. Many organizations in the food industry…

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Ethanol and E. coli

2007 marked a drastic increase of recalled beef due to E. coli contamination, including the Topps Meat recall, the largest beef recall in U.S. history. There were 67 illnesses connected to the 20 recalls of 2007, as opposed to the 8…

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2006 Spinach E. coli Outbreak Prompted Change

2006 Spinach E. coli Outbreak Prompted Change

The 2006 outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 from fresh spinach has prompted many growers to change their practices to ensure the safety of their produce. According to the Detroit Free Press, growers in Yuma, Arizona have been stepping up precautionary measures…

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Children's Health

E. coli in 8 Children Prompts Investigation in Colorado

Laboratory testing has identified similarities in the specific strains of E. coli O157:H7 infections found in several of eight children who contracted the bacteria in the Evergreen mountain area of Colorado.
Jefferson County Departme…

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Ecoli Outbreak

Oklahoma E. coli Outbreak

An Oklahoma E. coli outbreak has been linked to the Country Cottage in Locust Grove, Oklahoma. People from the following Oklahoma communities have been sickened: Bixby, Pryor, Sand Springs, Locust Grove, Broken Arrow, Peggs, Tulsa, and…

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Georgia Outbreak

Georgia Outbreak Leads to 3 Probable Cases of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

A recent E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in Moultrie, Georgia has 9 confirmed cases with several others still undergoing testing. A local restaurant, The Barbecue Pit, has voluntarily closed its doors after Health Department workers found tha…

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Spinach Outbreak

2006 Spinach E. coli Outbreak Prompted Change

2006 Spinach E. coli Outbreak Prompted Change

The 2006 outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 from fresh spinach has prompted many growers to change their practices to ensure the safety of their produce. According to the Detroit Free Press, growers in Yuma, Arizona have been stepping up precauti…

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British Group Warns Against Overuse of Antibiotics

British Group Warns Against Overuse of Antibiotics

The emergence in England of an E. coli 026 bug that is resistant to families of antibiotics, including penicillins, has sparked new discussion about the heavy use of antibiotics on farms.
This week, ministers on a British government veterinary committee…

 

Tennessee Searching for Source of 2 E. coli Cases

Tennessee Searching for Source of 2 E. coli Cases

Health officials in Fayetteville, Tenn., are searching for the source of two confirmed E. coli O157:H7 cases in the surrounding Lincoln County area. Shelley Walker, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Health in Nashville, told the Elk Valley Times newspaper…

 

Far-Flung E. coli Cases Share Same Fingerprint

Health officials in Canada and the United States have discovered that five cases of E. coli O157:H7 in southern California, South Dakota and New Jersey carry the same genetic fingerprint as 21 confirmed E. coli cases in southeastern Ontario.>
The Canadian…

 

Petting Zoo Closes As Precaution Against E. coli

Health officials in Beaufort County, N.C., are working with area schools and health care providers to identify and test for E. coli O157:H7 in school-age children after several cases were confirmed last week.
As a precaution, a petting zoo in…

 

E. coli in 8 Children Prompts Investigation in Colorado

Laboratory testing has identified similarities in the specific strains of E. coli O157:H7 infections found in several of eight children who contracted the bacteria in the Evergreen mountain area of Colorado.
Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) in…

 

Iowa Reports Jump in E. coli cases

As two children sickened by E. coli O157:H7 remain hospitalized in Iowa from complications of their infections, the Iowa Department of Public Health has issued a press release alerting the public to a statewide spike in confirmed E. coli cases…

 

E. coli leads to HUS for two children

Of the four confirmed cases of E. coli 0157:H7 in southeastern Iowa and western Illinois, two are young children hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a complication from the infection.
The two children, who were admitted to the University of…

 

Forest Ranch, California E. coli Outbreak Linked to Beef Tri-Tip

Butte County Public Health is continuing to investigate a California E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak that sickened at least twenty-seven people. The outbreak occurred among attendees of a fundraiser for the Forest Ranch Volunteer Fire Department. The people sickened ranged in age…

 
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