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Detecting bacteria with coloured paper

A new type of bioactive paper can detect coliforms such as E. coli in water in minutes. The small paper stripe uses chemicals…
A German national infected by E. coli in the outbreak earlier this year. Fifty people died in Europe because of the outbreak that affected 16 countries in all. AAP

Food contamination and illness in 2011 – could it happen in Australia?

2011 saw a couple of unusual outbreaks of food-borne disease, one from a previously unknown pathogen and the other from a well-known one in a food not usually associated with such outbreaks. The outbreaks…

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