Water at informal settlements, where sanitation and waste management facilities were absent, had high bacteria levels.
Identifying the emergence of a disease often relies on sick people seeking medical help. Wastewater monitoring can identify pathogens days or weeks earlier.
Americans love their supplements, but some of the products are contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria and toxic fungi. The FDA has little control because of a law passed in 1994.
Talk of bioterrorism might provoke fears of smallpox and anthrax, but mundane threats like salmonella may pose greater danger. And experts say that the U.S. is not prepared for an attack.
A food safety expert offers six tips on safe food handling that many cookbooks and cooking shows fail to deliver.
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.
Don't eat raw cookie dough in a house, with a mouse, or here, there or anywhere, wrote the FDA commissioner last week. A public health scholar sees – and tastes – things differently.
Antibiotic resistance is a major and growing global health threat. These five recent examples show us how dangerous it can be.
In the wake of a norovirus outbreak traced to raw oysters from British Columbia, our expert explains how to eat this culinary delicacy safely.
The "sniff test" doesn't work every time, and other food safety tips.
When day zero arrives in Cape Town, the routine surveillance systems that monitor disease outbreaks will be enhanced to pick up new diseases.
A new study raises concerns about raw meat based dog food, but not for the reasons you think.
Despite new findings, the deaths can't be blamed on enteric fever alone.
Lurking in the garden are some nasty bacteria with the potential to cause you serious harm.
Don't panic: just follow these basic rules.
How slow diagnosis of bacterial infections is exacerbating our antibiotics problem.
What started with a study of diseases transmitted by mosquitos, could end with a new way of treating cancer.
You gotta have guts to succeed at Rio 2016 – and very healthy ones, at that.
The FDA recently advised people not to eat raw cookie dough because raw flour with E. coli in it had sickened 38 people. Do we really have to forgo our favorites?
A woman developed sepsis after she was licked by her pet greyhound.