Identifying the emergence of a disease often relies on sick people seeking medical help. Wastewater monitoring can identify pathogens days or weeks earlier.
From a global cattle disease that can devastate herds to water-borne pathogens causing severe food poisoning, genome sequencing has become an important tool in the control of infectious diseases.
Pathogens rapidly evolve resistance to antibiotics. AI could keep us a step ahead of deadly infections.
If you want to swim in the Yarra River, you can check the water quality to see if it's safe. If you want to swim in the Nepean River, you can't – and that's a problem.
When several milk brands were recalled last week due to the presence of E. coli, people were concerned. But the recall is a sign that dairy surveillance systems are working as they should be.
Millions of people travel during the holidays, eager to spend time with loved ones. That travel, along with exposure to new bacteria, can make you more vulnerable to foodborne illnesses.
E. coli bacteria are the frequent culprits behind outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. But not all strains are harmful; some are even helpful.
The recent E. coli outbreak in North America was linked to romaine lettuce. Many such outbreaks are often linked to fresh produce. Here's what you need to know to keep your family safe.
Bacteria are everywhere, even on your drink garnishes and ice. While most are not going to harm you, some can make you very sick. Here are some things to consider at public drink stations.
What's on your cash? Studies show our money carries everything from pet DNA and old food to E.coli and traces of cocaine.
The discovery that the nervous system plays a crucial role in the immune response may lead to new treatments for bacterial infections.