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400 Elephants Dropped Dead.
Now, a 'Very Worrying' Find
in case you missed it
Oct 28, 2023 12:10 PM CDT
400 Elephants Dropped Dead. Now, a 'Very Worrying' Find
In a first, researchers link 'Pasteurella' Bisgaard taxon 45 to blood poisoning
- Experts believe they've gotten to the bottom of a "conservation disaster" that killed hundreds of endangered African savanna elephants across Botswana and Zimbabwe, and the explanation isn't likely to soothe those hoping to save the beautiful beasts. Nearly 400 elephants of all ages were found dead in...
Aug 28, 2023 12:20 PM CDT
After Muddy Endurance Race, a 'Disgusting' Development
More than 100 participants say they got bacterial infections after Tough Mudder event in California
- At the end of the Tough Mudder obstacle races held worldwide, participants are usually treated to a turkey leg, a cold beer, and the satisfaction of having completed a difficult task. In one such event in California's Sonoma County earlier this month, however, more than 100 participants say they...
His Relative Bit Him
During a Fight. Days
Later, He Nearly Died
Jun 9, 2023 11:29 AM CDT
His Relative Bit Him During a Fight. Days Later, He Nearly Died
Doctors were shocked how Tampa Bay's Donnie Adams contracted flesh-eating bacteria
- A Florida man who got into the middle of a tussle ended up with a frightening flesh-eating infection that sent him to the hospital for weeks. Tampa Bay's Donnie Adams says he was at a family get-together in mid-February when two relatives starting fighting and he tried to break...
Seattle Hospital Reports
Apr 28, 2023 4:10 PM CDT
Seattle Hospital Reports Bacterial Outbreak
Virginia Mason Medical Center sees 31 cases of Klebsiella pneumoniae since October
- A Seattle hospital is investigating an outbreak of 31 bacterial infections that first emerged in October, reports CNN . The Virginia Mason Medical Center has confirmed 31 cases of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria, which the
explains can cause pneumonia or infections in the blood or in wounds. The most recent...
New Yorkers May
Want to Take Shoes
Off Before Going Inside
Feb 25, 2023 9:30 AM CST
New Yorkers May Want to Take Shoes Off Before Going Inside
Researchers say there's a whole lot of fecal bacteria on the Upper East Side's sidewalks
- If you're a resident of New York City and already annoyed by the dog poop you spot on the sidewalks, you're not going to happy about the poop you're
seeing. It's definitely there, though, especially on the Upper East Side, according to Marymount Manhattan College...
Found in US Soil
Jul 28, 2022 1:49 AM CDT
Deadly Bacterium Found in US Soil
It was previously only found overseas
- A bacterium that can cause an often-fatal illness has been found in US soil for the first time.
had previously only been known to exist in parts of southern Asia, Africa, and Australia. But it has now been found in soil and water samples taken along Mississippi's...
Bacterium 'By Far'
Jun 23, 2022 6:05 PM CDT
Scientists Find World's Largest Bacterium 'By Far'
Discovery in Caribbean swamp is big enough to be seen by the naked eye
- Scientists have discovered the world's largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp. Most bacteria are microscopic, but this one is so big it can be seen with the naked eye. The thin white filament, approximately the size of a human eyelash, is "by far the largest bacterium known...
in Using That
Jun 8, 2022 7:30 PM CDT
There's Risk in Using That Dish Sponge
Bacteria prefer sponges to brushes, as do many people, experts say
- The situation isn't as bad as it sounds, but still, researchers' finding about a kitchen staple would give anyone who draws dish duty pause. "A single sponge can harbor a higher number of bacteria than there are people on Earth," said Trond Møretrø, a research scientist...
Novel Technique Restores
May 31, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
Novel Technique Restores Michelangelo's Gleam
Team in Italy unleashes microbes to eat away grime on marble
- Sometimes, art restorations do not go well . Not well at all . But in Florence, Italy, a team of historians, art restorers, and, crucially, scientists appears to have pulled off the feat in impressive fashion, writes Jason Horowitz in the
New York Times
. The restoration involved marble statues carved by none...
In This Nation, a 'Fearsome
Intruder' Is Surging
Mar 31, 2021 12:44 PM CDT
In This Nation, a 'Fearsome Intruder' Is Surging
Australia slammed with a spike of flesh-eating Buruli ulcers
- Australia has been hit with a spike of what the
New York Times
calls a "fearsome intruder," though it's not a new one. Stretching back as far as the 1940s, cases of Buruli ulcer —an infectious disease caused by the flesh-devouring
bacterium, typically found...
Scientists Unravel Mystery
Ailment of Bald Eagles
Mar 26, 2021 11:43 AM CDT
Scientists Unravel Mystery Ailment of Bald Eagles
New study attributes deaths to toxin triggered by bromide
- For the last 25 years, a mysterious ailment has been killing bald eagles in the US and leaving them with holes in their brains. Researchers identified vacuolar myelinopathy (VM), a deadly condition that brings on paralysis, blindness, and seizures in bald eagles and their prey, including fish, turtles, snakes, and...
Chimps have Been Dying.
Now We May Know Why
Feb 7, 2021 4:35 PM CST
Chimps have Been Dying. Now We May Know Why
A bacterium may be the culprit
- Researchers have identified a bacterium that they believe is responsible for a “new and always fatal” illness that has been killing chimpanzees in Sierra Leone,
reports. The disease—Epizootic Neurologic and Gastroenteric Syndrome, or ENGS—has killed at least 53 chimps at the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, per...
Cause of Mass Elephant
Die-Off Is Revealed
in case you missed it
Sep 26, 2020 1:30 PM CDT
Cause of Mass Elephant Die-Off Is Revealed
Botswana blames bacteria in water holes, not poaching
- Researchers were baffled when elephants began dropping like flies in the African nation of Botswana earlier this year. Now, government researchers say they've figured out what happened, and it doesn't involve poachers. Instead, they say a naturally occurring bacteria in watering holes is the culprit, reports the BBC...
Outbreak Hits 23 States
Jul 25, 2020 10:30 AM CDT
Mystery Salmonella Outbreak Hits 23 States
Health officials are struggling to find the source
- A salmonella outbreak of no known origin has struck nearly two dozen states and hospitalized 31 people,
reports. The CDC said on Friday that 212 cases have emerged in 23 states, with 8 new states listed since Tuesday. While bacterial outbreaks are often linked to a food source,...
Distraught Parents Sue
Hospital Over Baby's Death
Oct 17, 2019 6:50 PM CDT
Distraught Parents Sue Hospital Over Baby's Death
Abel Cepeda died at just 6 days old, parents say his death could have been prevented
- Two babies had already died of a bacterial infection at Pennsylvania's Geisinger Medical Center before Abel Cepeda was born—and yet, his parents say in a lawsuit against the hospital, precautions that could have saved their baby's life were not taken. Instead, Abel spent his first—and last—...
Hospital Warns of
After 3 Infants Die
Oct 8, 2019 9:25 AM CDT
Hospital Warns of Waterborne Bacteria After 3 Infants Die
5 babies have recovered or are recovering at Pennsylvania's Geisinger Medical Center
- A Pennsylvania hospital is turning away premature babies after three contracted pseudomonas infection and died. Eight premature babies, all born at less than 27 weeks of gestation, fell ill at Danville's Geisinger Medical Center as a result of the waterborne bacteria discovered in July, reports CNN . Four were "...
She Fell Asleep on Her Sofa,
Woke Up With No Arms, Legs
Aug 1, 2019 9:15 AM CDT
She Fell Asleep on Her Sofa, Woke Up With No Arms, Legs
Ohio woman contracted serious infection believed to have come from dog lick
- A small cut on an Ohio woman's arm and a friendly lick from her dog led to what a GoFundMe campaign calls a "perfect storm"—and to the amputation of all her limbs. Stark County salon owner Marie Trainer's ordeal began May 10, when WJW reports...
Her Sore Throat.
2 Weeks Later,
She Was Dead
Nov 2, 2018 11:23 AM CDT
Student Ignored Her Sore Throat. 2 Weeks Later, She Was Dead
Kansas State's Samantha Scott thought she had tonsillitis, died of a rare bacterial infection
- A top rower for Kansas State University hadn't been feeling well and suspected she had tonsillitis. But Samantha Scott put off getting medical treatment for too long, and by the time she went to the hospital two weeks later, it was too late, per
: The 23-year-old architectural engineering...
Scientists Make 'Critical'
Find on Honeybees, Herbicide
Sep 25, 2018 8:54 AM CDT
Scientists Make 'Critical' Find on Honeybees, Herbicide
Glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, may kill off insects' essential gut bacteria
- Animals don't seem to be harmed by the world's most widely used weedkiller, but bees apparently don't fall under that protective umbrella. "This is really critical," one entomologist tells
of a new study showing the digestive system of honeybees (and possibly other bees as...
100-Plus People Infected
by Pet-Store Puppies: CDC
Sep 21, 2018 9:37 AM CDT
100-Plus People Infected by Pet-Store Puppies: CDC
Agency links antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections to pet-store pooches
- Eighteen states, more than 100 people sick, 26 hospitalizations—and an unknown number of puppies as the likely infection-spreaders. That's the word out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has tied contact with puppies at six pet-store companies to the outbreak of human diarrheal infections from...
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