Posted: May 25th, 2009 - 9:03am
A novel chitosan antibacterial dispersion system was prepared by oleoyl-chitosan (OCS) nanoparticles (OCNP).
Posted: May 23rd, 2009 - 3:51pm
The number of confirmed cases of people suffering from the cryptosporidium bug, which is associated with farm visits, has increased to 15.
Two days ago it was known that five children in the city had tested positive for the bug, which causes sickness and diarrhoea.
Posted: May 23rd, 2009 - 3:49pm
Pool season is upon us, with public swimming pools opening everywhere this Memorial Day weekend. So come on in. The water’s warm.
Maybe a little too warm.
A new national survey finds that 17 percent of American adults actually admit they pee in the pool.
Posted: May 22nd, 2009 - 3:58pm
Health officials across North Texas are hoping to avoid last summer’s outbreak of cryptosporidiosis, the waterborne illness that sickened hundreds regionwide.
Posted: May 22nd, 2009 - 3:55pm
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have used antibody-coated immunomagnetic beads (IMBs) to detect Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes bubonic plague.
Posted: May 22nd, 2009 - 11:50am
CHILE -- At an average of 54 per cent, the levels of Campylobacter contamination on broiler carcasses in processing plants were similar to those found in studies in other countries, and the highest rates were found after evisceration. Guillermo O. Figueroa and colleagues at the University of Chile have published the results of their study in BMC Microbiology.
Posted: May 21st, 2009 - 9:46pm
At least seven Utahns have recently contracted salmonella poisoning, and an undetermined number of others have contracted campylobacter, likely from a Mexican-style soft cheese believed to be home-produced using unpasteurized milk.
Posted: May 21st, 2009 - 9:43pm
First results from a large tissue survey in Britain of the agent that causes variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) are unable so far to establish that the prevalence is lower than that given by previous estimates, concludes a study published on bmj.com today.
Posted: May 21st, 2009 - 4:46pm
OLYMPIA -- Warm weather is here and harvesting oysters at the beach is a popular pastime. People should think twice before eating oysters raw when it’s warm outside — it’s prime time for contracting illness.
Posted: May 21st, 2009 - 4:44pm
Good farming and hygienic practices, testing and removing positive birds in production as well as vaccination have all succeeded in helping to reduce the incidence of Salmonella in chickens, writes ThePoultrySite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Now researchers are asking whether a similar strategy can help to reduce the incidence of Campylobacter.