Meat and Poultry Harbor Staph

The staphylococcus aureus bacteria (also known as Staph) is a common cause of skin infections in the United States. This germ causes painful, red, swollen boils that drain thick pus. Under some circumstances, Staph can invade deeper into the body and cause infections of internal organs, heart valves, and even death. Staph is increasingly becoming resistant to…

Read MoreLong right arrow

What’s Next: Is It Still Safe to Go to the Beach?

The northern hemisphere is still locked in winter, but many people are dreaming of sunny, warm days spent on the beach! It has been well know that tropical beaches harbor antibiotic resistant bacteria--but what about US beaches? University of Washington researchers collected water and sand specimens from 10 Washington state beaches. A surprisingly high number…

Read MoreLong right arrow