Category Other Microorganisms

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Raw meat does not confer ‘strength’ 12 sick with trichinellosis from wild boar, 2017

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports on January 15, 2017, a hospital physician notified the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) in California of a patient with a suspected diagnosis of trichinellosis, a roundworm disease transmitted by the consumption … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Woman’s rare eye infection highlights (low) risk of parasite spread by flies

Susan Perry of the Minnesota Post reports an Oregon woman is the first known person to become infected with a tiny parasitic worm that lives in the eyes of cattle, according to a case study report published Monday by researchers at the Centers … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Sugar additive — trehalose — may supercharge C. difficile

Amina Khan of the LA Times reports two bacterial strains that have plagued hospitals around the country may have been at least partly fueled by a sugar additive in our food products, scientists say. Trehalose, a sugar that is added … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Raw is risky: Oysters strike down victims in Louisiana, Hong Kong

A Texas woman who spent a day along the Louisiana coast crabbing with friends and enjoying oysters found herself fighting for her life just 36 hours later, KLFY-TV reported. Jeanette LeBlanc contracted a deadly flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio that day, resulting … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog CJD sucks: UK special forces legend who blew up Saddam’s communications network dies of CJD

A superfit, special forces legend from Gloucestershire who carried out a real-life “mission impossible” behind enemy lines has died after developing the human form of Mad Cow Disease. Father-of-three Mark Phillips MBE was just 56 when he died earlier on … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog 40 sickened: Don’t eat poop and raw is risky: Poop in Puget Sound sickened customers but really hurt oystermen’s livelihood

I wonder why Marler’s FSN hasn’t reported this one. Rob Hotakainen of the Miami Herald quotes John Hansen as saying there’s an easy explanation for why he can no longer sell his shellfish: There’s just too much poop in the … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Infant botulism claims 6-month-old Tokyo boy who was fed honey

The Japan Times reports that a 6-month-old boy in Adachi Ward, Tokyo, died late last month of infant botulism after his family fed him honey, according to the metropolitan government. Metropolitan officials said it was the first death caused by … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Over 100 now sick with crypto from pools in Arizona

Heath officials in Arizona said Friday that more than 100 people have been sickened in an outbreak of diarrheal infection and that more than 20 water facilities may have been contaminated. Maricopa County officials said that splash pads, water parks … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Over 4000 sick from Campylobacter in NZ water

With over 4,000 now sick from drinking water contaminated with Campylobacter in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said today charges could be laid. According to Nicholas Jones of the NZ Herald, Key is backing the Hastings District Council, … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Brucellosis linked to unpasteurized camel milk in Israel

Two patients have been hospitalized at Meir Medical and another patient at Schneider Hospital in Petach Tikvah, suffering from brucellosis linked to the consumption of unpasteurized camel milk produced by the dairy company “Genesis.” Last week, two children were hospitalized … Continue reading Read More