Category Other Microorganisms

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

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Washing is never enough but are they linked? Summer means Cyclospora in Canada, Mexico and Texas

Finally, some decent risk-based advice from a government agency. Washing will not remove Cyclospora from fresh produce. Washing removes very little of anything from fresh produce. Canada’s Public Health Agency is investigating 51 cases of people infected with the single-celled … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Beneficial role clarified for brain protein associated with BSE

Studying mice and zebrafish, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Zurich have shown that the proteins — when properly folded — play a vital role in nerve cell function by maintaining the … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Raw is risky: Canada reports 1st case this year of illness linked to eating raw oysters

CBC News reports British Columbia has recorded its first case this year of someone being sickened by eating raw oysters contaminated with Vibrio bacteria. The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) said the illness was reported June 30 in the Vancouver … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Fancy food ain’t safe food: Oysters at Wimbledon edition

Oysters are no longer being served at Wimbledon after a bout of food poisoning at a luxury hospitality tent chefed by the Roux family. According to the Daily Mail, the Gatsby Club’s exclusive clientele pay up to £5,000 for corporate … Continue reading Read More