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Escherichia coli

CDC names top five foodborne illnesses in United States

The top five germs that cause illnesses from food eaten in the United States are norovirus, Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, Campylobacter and Staphylococcus aureus, aka staph. Some other germs don’t cause as many illnesses, but when they do, the diseases are more likely to lead to hospitalization. Those germs include E coli, Clostridium botulinum (which causes botulism),… Continue Reading

Patients’ urine and meat samples compared for shared E. coli

There’s no direct link yet between Escherichia coli in meat and poultry and urinary tract infections, but three of six the most common E. coli genotypes in humans were found in retail meat samples. Attendees of the annual IDWeek in San Diego, sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the HIV Medicine Association and… Continue Reading

Research finds some E. coli survive cooking temperatures

Professor Lynn McMullen

In the wide, wide world of Escherichia coli, some might say the pathogen will eventually survive fire and others might say it will survive ice. But more important than any of that is the need to cook hamburger to more than 160 degrees and always use that meat thermometer. A June 2 news release about some otherwise… Continue Reading