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A bacteria called Vibrio Vulnificus is being identified in waters in the sunshine state.
(BPT) - Many people are already familiar with the benefits of soft water for their skin and hair and how it significantly reduces energy consumption and increases the life of heaters, appliances and home plumbing. But what most people are totally unaware of is the ability for soft water to prevent microbial contamination in plumbing, thus minimizing the consumer’s exposure to pathogenic bacteria such as Legionella, which can cause Legionnaire’s disease. This research was discovered by the School of Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University.
Bacteria lurking in your home plumbing
BERLIN (AP) — A last-line defense against dangerous infections is becoming less effective in Europe because bacteria are increasingly resistant to drugs.
Health officials in Florida are warning beach-goers and lovers of seafood to be cautious of a deadly flesh-eating bacteria as cases of it spread across the state. Officials say nine people in Florida have died so far in 2013 from the vibrio vulnificus bacteria.
LONDON (AP) — Scientists digging a new railway in London have uncovered 13 skeletons that will be tested to see if they died from the Black Death plague in the 14th century.
SARASOTA COUNTY - A warning was issued for Floridians this weekend regarding a dangerous bacteria that could be lurking in the waters. More than two dozen cases have been reported which resulted in 9 deaths this year in the Sunshine State.
When you grill, it's important to follow the guidelines from the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing food-borne illness.
(NAPSI)—Cooking outdoors is in at any time of year. When you grill, it’s important to follow the guidelines from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing food poisoning:
Henry “Butch” Konietzky died due to an infection of Vibrio vulnificus bacteria. Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that normally lives in warm seawater and is in the same family as cholera.
2005 scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted numerous clumps of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly referred to by the acronym, MRSA.
Port Charlotte, FL – A “no swim” advisory has been issued for the Port Charlotte Beach Complex located at 4500 Harbor Boulevard. The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County officials received testing results from beach water samples taken on July 3 that show an elevated level of enterococci (enteric) bacteria.
It may sound strange, but pills made from fecal matter are said to be curing infections in some patients according to new research.
Trader Joe's is recalling a popular product because of a possible outbreak of bacteria.
Probiotics are live bacteria in food that may enhance the good bacteria in our bodies, this can help alleviate certain gastrointestinal complaints like gas, bloating, and diarrhea.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It hits tens of millions of people right in the gut, literally! Chronic intestinal distress, like irritable bowel syndrome, can make life miserable. However, one doctor says food, instead of pharmaceuticals, could help tame your tummy.
Right now, the Tampa Bay Bucs are under siege. No, it’s not by another football team. The Bucs are humbled by an invisible enemy: a bacterium called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Despite sterilization of team facilities and intensive antibiotic treatment of the 2 football players who already have MRSA infections, another one recently contracted it. How is this possible?
(NAPSI)Do you know there is a vaccine that can help protect you from pneumonia and other serious diseases caused by a common bacteria called pneumococcus (pronounced noo-mo-ka-kus)? These bacteria are a common cause of pneumonia, an infection of the lungs, but they can also cause other serious infections that affect thousands of people in the United States each year. In fact, more than 300,000 people are hospitalized each year with pneumococcal pneumonia, the most common pneumococcal disease among adults in the United States.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A popular lagoon that glows at night off Puerto Rico's northeast coast is lighting up once again as scientists wrap up their investigation into why it went dark last month.
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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University officials are deciding whether to give students a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the disease.
It’s being billed as the modern-day “wet nurse.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles International Airport is dealing with brown, contaminated water at its international terminal, which is undergoing renovations.
(NAPSI)—Brushing up on your knowledge of germs and viruses—particularly when it comes to your toothbrush—may mean fewer colds for you and your family.
Acinetobacter baumannii is a Gram negative bacteria. It is typically a short, almost round, rod-shape (coccobacillus). It can be an opportunistic pathogen in humans, affecting people with compromised immune systems and is becoming increasingly important as a hospital derived infection (nosocomial). It has also been isolated from soil and water samples in the environment. Bacteria of this genus lack flagella, whip-like structures many bacteria use for locomotion, but exhibit twitching or swarming motility. This may be due to the activity of type IV pili (TFP), a pole-like structure that can be extended and retracted. Motility in A. baumannii may also be due to the excretion of exopolysaccharide, creating a film of high molecular weight sugar chains behind the bacterium in order to move forward. Clinical microbiologists typically differentiate members of the Acinetobacter genus from other Moraxellaceae by performing an oxidase test, as Acinetobacter spp. are the only members of the Moraxellaceae that lack cytochrome C oxidases. A. baumannii is part of the ACB complex (A. baumannii, A. calcoaceticus, and Acinetobacter genomic species 13TU). Members of the ACB comlex are difficult to speciate (to determine the specific species of) and comprise the most clinically relevant members of the genus. A. baumannii has also been identified as an ESKAPE pathogen (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species; a group of pathogens with a high rate of antibiotic resistance that are responsible for the a majority of nosocomial infections. Colloquially, A. baumannii is referred to as 'Iraqibacter' due to its seemingly sudden emergence in military treatment facilities during the Iraq War. It has continued to be an issue for veterans and soldiers who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. Multidrug resistant (MDR) A. baumannii has spread to civilian hospitals in part due to the transport of infected soldiers through multiple medical facilities.