Salmonella

For an update on the current Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak visit http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis Enteritidis, can be found on both the outside and inside of eggs that appear normal.  If eggs are eaten raw or undercooked, the bacterium can cause a person to become ill. Salmonella Eggs, like meat, poultry, milk, and other foods, are safe if they […]

Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi.  In the United States about 400 cases occur each year, and 75% of these are acquired while traveling internationally.  Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million persons each year. Typhoid fever can be prevented and […]

Anthrax Infection Control Information

Anthrax Information Anthrax (Greek Άνθραξ for coal) is an acute disease in humans and animals that is caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis and is highly lethal in some forms. Anthrax is one of only a few bacteria that can form long-lived spores. When the bacteria’s life cycle is threatened by factors such as lack […]