Appeal for new antibiotics after resistant E.coli infections treble
Fears have been heightened by a three-fold rise in resistant strains
of E.coli, one of the hardest-to-treat infections, which can cause
serious illness and death.

Inspect the system
Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA
Dozens of people became ill from E. coli contamination before the
illness was traced to Topps. The result of contaminated meat
entering the human food ....

On the Road to Recovery From E. coli
KTTC - Rochester,MN,USA
... said, "The brain injury from the E. coli poisoning, as well as being
in seizures for such a long time, the risk for death is very high. ...

E.Coli report on southern Indiana cases released
WAVE - Louisville,KY,USA
... or death. Several of the kids from Galena are still having kidney
problems after prolonged hospital stays. Usually only 5 to 10
percent of E.Coli cases ...

Report suggests wastewater link to Taco John's E coli outbreak
CIDRAP - Minneapolis,MN,USA
No deaths were reported. E coli O157:H7 produces a toxin that
causes diarrhea—often bloody—and abdominal cramps, but
typically no fever. ...

Hallmark/Westland Meat Recall Sparks Food Poisoning Worries
Newsinferno.com - New York,NY,USA
While Escherichia coli is a very common bacterium; E. coli 0157:H7
is a virulent strain found in the digestive systems of cattle. ...

Lethal E.coli risk in private water supplies
Irish Independent - Dublin,Ireland
Among 158 cases, no deaths were reported, but a number of cases
of kidney disease linked to different forms of E. coli were confirmed.
Long-term problems
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader - Wilkes Barre,PA,USA
WASHINGTON — It’sa dirty little secret of food poisoning: E. coli and
certain other foodborne illnesses can sometimes trigger serious
health problems months ...

School toilets report ignored, E.coli inquiry told
ic Wales - United Kingdom
... toilets slipped through the net in the wake of the Clywch inquiry
and the death of a child in a school bus accident. The E.coli public
inquiry yesterday ...

E. coli outbreak, one year later: Boy still feeling effects, and family
blames county -- Elijah Walker went to Jack in the Box — his favorite
restaurant — for his 7th birthday last month.

Shiga E. Coli Outbreak, Death Reported in Texas
Newsinferno.com - New York,NY,USA
The toxin can also result in death in severe cases. Cases and
outbreaks of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli have been associated
with the consumption of ...

Researchers confirm virulence differences in E coli O157:H7
CIDRAP - Minneapolis,MN,USA
Scientists have noticed a wide variation in the severity of E coli O157:
H7 infections, the authors wrote. Patients struck by outbreaks in the
early to mid ...

Report Criticizes FDA Over Spinach Packers
Washington Post - United States
Twenty serious outbreaks of E. coli have been traced to fresh lettuce
or spinach since 1995. One of the most troublesome was a 2006
outbreak in bagged ...
Unusual E coli strain sickens 231 in Oklahoma
"This appears to be the largest E coli O111 outbreak
ever reported in the US," Bradley said in a Sep 2 update
on the outbreak.

Warning on the rise of 'super' E coli bugs
Scotsman - United Kingdom
The most serious form of the infection – E coli O157 – can cause
serious illness and death in vulnerable patients. The latest study
looked at how some ...

Biggest Beef Recall in History
Informative Post - Toledo,OH,USA
The Department of Agriculture did have a reported case in August
2007 related to a deadly E. coli contamination in tainted beef from
this same company. ...

Deadly E. coli bug now threatening communities outside of
News-Medical.net - Sydney,Australia
Scientists are warning of the increasing threat from infections
caused by antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. ...

Tainted lettuce linked to Kern County ranch
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
Wegis Ranch in Buttonwillow grew the lettuce that was
contaminated with E. coli bacteria, according to a Feb. 15 final
report prepared by a team from the ...

Drug Resistant E. Coli Poised to Become a Big Problem
Newsinferno.com - New York,NY,USA
Escherichia coli is a relatively common bacteria found in the
human gut—or digestive tract—and is normally harmless;
however, some strains, including those ...

E.coli bug 'will rival MRSA threat'
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor The E.coli bug is becoming
resistant to drugs and could be as big a problem as the superbug
MRSA, scientists have warned. ...

USDA comes under fire for beef recall debacle during House
Press-Enterprise - Riverside,CA,USA
Raymond discounted health concerns about the recalled beef,
saying this recall, unlike the recall of 22 million pounds of E.coli-
tainted beef from the Topps ...

Worker gets probation for false E. coli test reports
Knoxville News Sentinel - Knoxville,TN,USA
Although later testing did not reveal the presence of E. coli in the
plant's wastewater, Assistant US Attorney Matthew T. Morris said
Perkins' trickery ...

Oregon’s ‘Dr. Death’ faces extradition to Australia
Beaverton Valley Times - Portland,OR,USA
They also called him “Dr. E Coli” because the patients he
operated on often developed serious complications, or died.
Australian media began calling Patel ...

Living dangerously -- the American way
TamilStar.com - Sri Lanka
Now, can E. coli (Escherichia coli) kill you? If you’re very young or
very old, or you have a compromised immune system, it sure can.
Report cites weaknesses in FDA spinach inspection
CIDRAP - Minneapolis,MN,USA
The scope of FDA inspections appears to be too narrow to identify
the sources of an E coli outbreak, the investigators found. ...

Spinach inspections found lacking
Monterey County Herald - Monterey,CA,USA
The 2006 E. coli outbreak was responsible for at least three
deaths and left 205 people sick. Officials in Monterey County
estimate that direct industry ...