bacteria

19 articles
From the Agony of the Ancients to A Modern Mandate: March 24, World Tuberculosis Day
Mar 28, 2014 | Steven Purcell

We’ve been through this before here on The Disease Daily. Our avid readers know that tuberculosis has been around for centuries, though not always by...

Quick Look at the Flesh-Eating Bacteria Haunting Florida’s Waters
Oct 7, 2013 | Lindsay Denny

If you’re following health news from Florida right now, you’re aware of the “flesh-eating bacteria” buzz. 59-year-old Henry “Butch” Konietzky of Palm...

Listeria and Food Recalls
Jul 24, 2013 | Naomi Nkinsi

On July 16, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of hummus products produced by Hagee Foods Inc. (Penny's Salsa...

Bacteria Without Borders: The Fight Against TB & Malaria
Jun 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

In this series on superbugs—meaning bacteria that are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics—we’ve looked at germs on a national level. But...

Is MRSA the Godzilla of Superbugs?
May 20, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

It kills thousands of Americans every year and can't be stopped by most antibiotics. Our best defense right now is really good hand-washing. Will...

New Findings on Bacteria in Ground Turkey Have Industry Up in Arms
May 6, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

In its debut lab analysis study, Consumer Reports magazine reveals disturbing findings about ground turkey sold in retail stores across America....

Humans vs. Superbugs: Who Will Win?
May 6, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

More and more, antibiotics are proving useless in the fight against many common diseases. Here's how we got here, and how we fight—and win—against...

Flesh-eating Bacteria in Honduras
Feb 19, 2013 | Yuki Ara

A sixty-year-old diabetic man was admitted to the Hospital Escuela in Honduras on Feb. 1. He had been suffering from a severe gangrene around his...

A New Vaccine With Boutique-y Bacteria
Jan 25, 2013 | Jason Hayes

An article in this month’s issue of PNAS indicates that scientists successfully engineered a new tool that may change the way we design vaccines....

New Tick-borne Illness found in New England States
Jan 17, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Yale researchers from the schools of Public Health and Medicine have discovered the presence of a new tick-borne infection in the United States....

E. Coli Cases Linked to Washington Pumpkin Patch
Oct 30, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Health officials in the state of Washington announced Monday they are investigating several suspected cases of E. coli linked to a pumpkin patch....

Biggest E. coli Outbreak in a Decade Hits Japan
Aug 21, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

An outbreak of E. coli has killed seven and infected more than 100 in northern Japan, marking the most deadly food poisoning outbreak in ten years....

New Superbug Found in US Hospital
Jun 27, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced two more cases of an emerging type of “superbug” last week. Two patients in a Rhode Island...

Light: Enemy of Vampires and…Bacteria?
Jun 8, 2012 | Adham Abdel Mottalib

Since the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928, scientists have been involved in a hectic battle against bacteria, which in turn have...

Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease on the Rise in Edinburgh
Jun 6, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

As of Wednesday June 6, one man has died from Legionnaires’ disease, and fifteen are in critical condition in Edinburgh, Scotland. Officials believe...

New Research Explores Important Immune Reactions in the Skin
May 16, 2012 | David Scales

At HealthMap we study infectious diseases, but we often overlook the only reason infectious diseases become important: because our immune systems let...

Hundreds sick in three separate outbreaks of shigellosis
Nov 3, 2011 | Sumiko Mekaru

In the past week, shigellosis outbreaks have been reported in South Carolina, Georgia and New York.  More than 80 people were infected at Honea Path...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria on the Rise in Australia
Sep 2, 2011 | Glory Song

Australia’s Bellarine Peninsula has seen a large increase in the number of Buruli ulcer (also known as Bairnsdale ulcer or Searl ulcer) cases caused...

Controlling the Spread of Dengue Fever?
Aug 25, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

  Yesterday Nature magazine published an article covering two Australian studies that showed the ability of Wolbachia pipientis bacteria to stop...