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5 HOURS AGO - The Independent

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Rugby players risk infectious skin condition by swapping bacteria on shared razors and towels

Rugby players can be said to share a lot of things, from banter to bar tabs, but its bacteria that has led a governmental health agency to warn of the spread of skin infection via the communal use of towels, razors or ice baths.

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12 HOURS AGO - MedicineNet

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Hog Workers May Bring Drug-Resistant Bacteria Home

Title: Hog Workers May Bring Drug-Resistant Bacteria HomeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2014 5:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

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18 HOURS AGO - New York Times

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Taking a Health Hazard Home

Of the 22 workers tested, 10 carried antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria in their noses for up to four days, raising public health questions.

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18 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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Botulism’s genetic triggers found

Clostridium botulinum bacteria produce the most deadly toxin we know of. Scientists from the BBSRC strategically-funded Institute of Food Research have discovered genes that are crucial for its germination, which may present a new way of stopping these deadly bacteria growing in our food.

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SEP 15, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Problems at Foster Farms plants emerged amid salmonella outbreak

By P.J. Huffstutter LIVINGSTON Calif (Reuters) - Sanitation problems at a slaughterhouse can promote the spread of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," by allowing dangerous bacteria to remain on meat that is shipped into the food supply. In the poultry industry, salmonella is a particular risk. A review of government food-safety inspections from 2013 shows federal inspectors repeatedly cited Foster Poultry Farms for ...

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