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Disneyland is the Source of a Measles Outbreak

The magical world of Disneyland in Anaheim, California is a favorite destination for millions of children around the world to visit but recently Disneyland has received negative publicity for being the source of a measles outbreak. More than 70 people including 5 park employees in the last few weeks of January have contracted the measles [...]

By | 2016-10-17T21:09:39+00:00 February 26th, 2015|bacteria and viruses|0 Comments

Is There Good Bacteria?

Did you know that some bacteria are good for you? Come again? How can any bacteria be considered good for us? In a society trained from childhood to dread bacterial infections, it seems odd for someone to tell us that there is such a thing as good bacteria. The truth of the matter is there [...]

By | 2016-10-17T21:09:56+00:00 November 2nd, 2014|bacteria and viruses|0 Comments

Has the Whooping Cough Epidemic Returned to the State of California?

The state of California recently reported an alarming level of whooping cough cases this year, with the case count at 5,393 as of July 8th. The California Department of Public Health has officially declared this a Whooping Cough epidemic. The number of cases doubled this year from 2013, with children being hardest hit with the [...]

By | 2016-10-17T21:10:04+00:00 September 16th, 2014|bacteria and viruses|0 Comments

How Foods Become Unsafe?

Do you wash your meats before cooking because you are afraid that bacteria may be present on the meat? The old school belief passed down from one generation to the next is that the best way to get rid of unwanted bacteria from our meats is to wash the meat [...]

By | 2018-01-17T17:36:56+00:00 September 1st, 2014|bacteria and viruses|1 Comment

Researchers Test How Long Bacteria Lingers Inside Airplanes

Many passengers dread flying for fear of becoming sick. With recycled air inside airplane cabins, passengers often fear they could catch tuberculosis from other passengers. However, it is much more likely for passengers to catch MRSA and E.Coli from surfaces within the cabin. According to research conducted from Auburn University, MRSA and E. Coli linger [...]

By | 2016-10-17T21:10:07+00:00 July 29th, 2014|bacteria and viruses|0 Comments