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21,000 diseased sheep to be culled in Pakistan


September 17th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Over 21,000 Australian Merino sheep imported from Bahrain, which were found infected with salmonella, actinomyces and E. Coli, will now be culled and disposed of, officials ... Read more...

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Microbe’s ‘weird chemistry’ discovered


August 31st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) The oxygen-rich waters of the oceans alone account for a maximum of four percent of Earth's methane. But now researchers have identified the cause as a ... Read more...

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Cattle vaccine can halve E. coli levels


August 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) A vaccine for cattle can slash E. coli levels by more than 50 percent, which is also effective with two doses instead of the recommended ... Read more...

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New strain of killer E. coli decoded


July 27th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Researchers have decoded the deadly 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany, which killed 54 people and sickened more than 3,800, tracing it to a particularly virulent ... Read more...

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Scientists discover E coli’s Achilles heel


July 16th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Researchers have identified E. coli's Achilles heel - a molecule's previously unknown role in fighting it off and other bacterial infections.The lethal bug continues to infiltrate ... Read more...

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Ancient gene planted in modern bug to track evolution


July 12th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) US researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day E. coli bug to see whether the evolutionary trajectory once taken will ... Read more...

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Bugs filch copper to spread urinary infections


July 9th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Bugs causing serious urinary tract infections stay ahead of the immune system by filching copper to prevent the metal from being used against them, says a ... Read more...

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Gut bugs help battle invading E. coli


May 11th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) From tiny villages in the developing world to suburban US kitchens, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year and kill untold ... Read more...

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Paper strips will promptly detect harmful bugs in pools


May 1st, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a rapid test using a simple paper strip that can detect E. coli in swimming pools within minutes.The new tool, developed by McMaster ... Read more...

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E.coli, salmonella target ripening fruits


March 26th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Food poisoning bugs E. coli and salmonella could be especially targeting ripening fruits and vegetables such as melons, jalapenos and serrano peppers, basil, lettuce, horseradish sprouts ... Read more...

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Food poisoning could have lifelong consequences


March 21st, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Victims of food poisoning may develop a host of lengthy illnesses, including diabetes, arthritis, kidney failure and high blood pressure, experts say.Salmonella, E coli and other ... Read more...

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Shrimp shell nanoparticle combats microbes, heals wounds


March 18th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Nanoparticle-sized Chitosan has shown promise in effectively combating Staphylococcus saprophyticus and E. coli. Chitosan is a natural, non-toxic and biodegradable, obtained from chitin, the main component ... Read more...

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Phone scanner detects if leftover food is safe


March 8th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A mobile phone that can detect whether leftovers in your fridge are safe to eat could be heading to a store near you, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Dangerous new superbug targets young and healthy


February 19th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) A dangerous and under-recognized superbug is targeting the young and healthy in the US, being a much more potent variant of a common bacterium known as ... Read more...

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How E. coli triggers urinary infections


January 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the process by which an E. coli strain triggers urinary tract infections and also induces the bladder to shed cells. A-hemolysin (HlyA), a ... Read more...

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Seed extract proves boon for water purification


January 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A compound extracted from the seeds of a 'miracle tree' could purify water cheaply in the developing world and act as a boon for a billion ... Read more...

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Shock treatment knocks out E. coli bug


January 12th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Shock treatment can knock out E. coli bugs growing on the surface of heavily contaminated meat, reveals a study. The technique offers a cheap and easy ... Read more...

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Teen trio admit smearing the cake with poop


December 24th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pennsylvania, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thee teenagers who admitted adding feces to a friend’s cake have been given various punishments. The trio have been ordered to do communal work and serve probation ... Read more...

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Caffeine levels in water tied to contamination


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 22 (IANS) Traces of caffeine in water indicates the presence of contaminants, including deadly pathogens coming from sewers, says a study."Our study has determined that there is a ... Read more...

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Cranberry juice better at fighting bugs


October 30th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Cranberry juice is far better than its extract in fighting a bio-film, formed by a resistant layer of bugs that spur infection, new research says.The study ... Read more...

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Roads speed up deadly superbug spread


September 30th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Villages along the roads had greater presence of resistant strains of E. coli bug than rural clusters away from roads, says a new study.The study shows ... Read more...

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Deadly bug may help fight counterfeiting


September 28th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Scientists have used deadly bugs to encrypt a message in a way to render counterfeiting impossible.Researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts engineered strains of E.coli, associated ... Read more...

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Deadly bugs lurk in raw vegetables


August 16th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Germs like E. coli and Salmonella lurk in raw vegetables, where it might not be possible to remove them even with repeated washing, say US scientists.These ... Read more...

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National Beef recalls beef over e-coli concerns


August 15th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, 15 Aug (THAIDNIAN NEWS) A total of 604,424 pounds of beef are being recalled throughout the United States on concern of e coli outbreak. US health officials say the strain could ... Read more...

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Miracle preservative might keep food fresh for years


August 15th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) The discovery of a natural preservative - capable of eliminating bugs that ruin meat, fish, eggs and dairy products within days - promises to cut down ... Read more...

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EU allocates $17 million to fight E. coli and epidemics


August 9th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Tuesday announced that its Commission has decided to allocate an additional €12 million ($17 million) to fight pathogens such as Escherichia coli (E.coli) ... Read more...

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Russia ready to lift EU vegetable import ban


July 25th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to completely lift a ban on import of vegetables from Europe if there are no further cases of E.coli infections, a top ... Read more...

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Russia resumes vegetable import from Poland


July 20th, 2011 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 20 (IANS) Russia has decided to lift its ban on the import of vegetables from Poland, a Polish minister has said.Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki confirmed that the ban ... Read more...

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Egypt denies being source of E.coli


July 7th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 7 (IANS) Egypt has denied reports that the country's fenugreek seeds exported to Europe caused the E.coli infections that claimed dozens of lives.Officials from the Central Administration of ... Read more...

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Russia partially lifts ban on vegetable imports


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has lifted its ban on vegetable imports from two European countries - the Netherlands and Belgium - that was imposed earlier this month, the ... Read more...

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UAE teaches farmers about E.coli


June 28th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 27 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi administration held a workshop Monday to educate farmers about the dangers of E.coli bacteria and ways to prevent contamination of fresh vegetables.At ... Read more...

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EU and Russia reach agreement to resume trade of vegetables


June 23rd, 2011 - 5:25 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union and Russia on Wednesday reached an agreement for the immediate resumption of trade of vegetables, ending the Russian ban on EU products due to the ... Read more...

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Russia may ban German meat imports


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS) Russia may ban meat import from Germany due to the spread of a deadly E.coli bacteria in Europe, Russia's veterinary chief has said."Everything will depend on ... Read more...

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Germany: Sprouts cause of E. coli outbreak


June 10th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by BNO News
BERLIN, GERMANY (BNO NEWS) -- German health officials on Friday said contaminated sprouts were likely to have caused the E. coli outbreak, which has killed 30 people since May, local media reported.The ... Read more...

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Germany admits bean sprouts caused E.coli outbreak


June 10th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Germany has admitted that locally-grown bean sprouts were the cause of the E. coli outbreak that has killed 29 and made ill nearly 3,000 people across ... Read more...

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