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Infectious bacteria could contaminate water after a hurricane

Following Hurricane Maria and Irma, residents should take precaution with drinking water, as they can be contaminated with harmful pathogens and can cause infectious diseases such as leptospirosis, zika virus, dengue fever, hepatitis and so on. Read More >> Detecting These Infectious Pathogens with Real-Time PCR Liferiver offers real-time PCR […]

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[Video] Supermarkets issued recalls for packaged vegetables due to potential Listeria contamination

(Video Source: USA Today) Mann Packing, one of the largest U.S. suppliers of fresh vegetables has found a positive result of Listeria bacteria during random sampling. Major supermarkets including Meijer, Albertsons, and Whole Foods has issued major recalls on their vegetable produce, such as vegetable trays, broccoli florets, asparagus spears, and autumn harvest salad. […]

Campylobacter outbreak linked to pet store puppies in Ohio

CDC is investigating a Campylobacter outbreak in people and its link to puppies purchased from a chain of pet stores in Ohio. According to the CDC, at least 39 people across seven states have confirmed or suspected cases of Campylobacter bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. Health officials have linked it to […]