Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Outbreaks are commonly associated with large-scale water systems in hotels, hospitals, long-term care facilities and cruise ships. It occurs most often in a certain set of at-risk people.
Is Any Food Safe? Salmonella Shows Up in Surprising Places
Think that food poisoning is only a risk with chicken that’s too pink or deviled eggs left on the picnic table too long? It turns out that salmonella, a type of bacteria that can cause foodborne illness, also can taint packaged snacks and cereals. Find out what you need to know about food poisoning.
How Germy Is Your Kitchen Towel?
Be honest. Do you wash your kitchen towels routinely ― or do weeks (or a month) go by before you toss them in a load? Our infectious disease expert explains why you might want to adopt better towel hygiene.
Why Are Mumps Outbreaks on the Rise?
Mumps is rebounding in the United States. In response to a growing mumps problem, public health authorities recently updated measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine guidelines.
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How to Avoid Bacteria on Your Reusable Grocery Bags
A study finds reusable bags can harbor multiple bacteria, including E.coli. An expert offers tips to avoid contamination.