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Alternate Infection Path For Listeriosis Bacteria Found

An alternate pathway that Listeria uses to enter the bloodstream has been discovered by Purdue University scientists. The finding suggests that forms of the foodborne bacteria considered benign may be more dangerous than once thought. About 600 million people around the world contract listeriosis each year, with 420,000 dying, according to the World Health Organization. […]

Chitosan Shows Promise For Battling Food Poisoning Bacteria

Chitosan, a naturally occurring carbohydrate derived from crustacean shells, shows promise as a bulwark against a bacterium that sickens more than a million people in the United States each year. Clostridium perfringens food poisoning is the second-most common bacterial foodborne illness in the U.S, after salmonella poisoning. Living in soil, decaying vegetation and the intestinal […]

DNA Damage Can Result From Salmonella Food Poisoning

Salmonella food poisoning can make you miserable for several days. New research suggests that some of its serotypes – variations of the bacterial species – can have permanent repercussions. It may damage your DNA, research by Cornell food scientists indicates. Not all salmonella serotypes are equal, says study author Rachel Miller, a doctoral candidate in […]

CDC Links Multi-State Salmonella Outbreaks to Backyard Poultry

In the first four months of 2016, there have been seven different Salmonella infection outbreaks spanning 35 states. At least 324 people were sickened and the outbreaks are ongoing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Confirmed via lab testing, the Salmonella outbreaks involve seven different strains of the bacteria. Sixty-six people were […]