Category Archives: E.coli

Research – Traveler’s diarrhoea: Researchers develop 3-in-1 vaccine

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A first-ever vaccine designed to deliver a one-two-three punch against the main causes of traveller’s diarrhea worldwide may result from new research published by a University of Guelph chemist.

Prof. Mario Monteiro says his novel three-in-one approach to developing a new vaccine could also save lives in developing countries, where it’s estimated that these three common pathogens kill more than 100,000 children under age five each year.

His research was recently published in the journal Vaccine.

The paper discusses Monteiro’s so-called conjugate vaccine that yokes together proteins from pathogenic E. coli with sugars from Shigella and Campylobacter jejuni. All three bugs are major causes of bacterial diarrhea globally.

RASFF Alerts – STEC E.coli -Chilled VP Beef – Chilled Chopped Endive – Chilled Beef

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RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (presence /25g) in chilled vacuum-packed beef from Argentina in Italy

RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx2f /25g) in chilled chopped endive from the Netherlands in the Netherlands

RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx+) in chilled beef from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – E.coli – Camembert Cheese

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RASFF-too high count of Escherichia coli (120000; 150000 CFU/g) in camembert cheese from Austria in Austria

Canada – The Farm La Granja brand Queso ranchero fresco recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

CFIA

Recall details

Ottawa, October 9, 2018 – La Granja Foods is recalling The Farm La Granja brand Queso ranchero fresco from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
The Farm La Granja Queso ranchero fresco 1 lb All Best Before Dates up to and including November 15, 2018 None

RASFF Alerts – Backdated 22/9/18 – 05/10/18 – E.coli – Live Clams – Live Mussels

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RASFF-too high count of Escherichia coli (930 MPN/100g) in live clams (Venus verrucosa) from Portugal, purified in France in France

RASFF-too high count of Escherichia coli (1300 MPN/100g) in live mussels (Mytilus Galloprovincialis) from Greece in Italy

RASFF Alerts – Backdated 22/9/18 – 05/10/18 – STEC E.coli – Roastbeef – Chilled VP Beef – Frozen Boneless Beef

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RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1+; stx2+; eae-; aatA- /25g) in roastbeef from Argentina in Germany

RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx2+ /25g) in chilled vacuum-packed beef from Argentina in Italy

RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx2+ /25g) in frozen boneless beef from Brazil in Italy

UK – Brit girl, 19, spends 11 days in intensive care after being struck down with E. coli infection in same Egyptian resort couple died

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A TEEN girl spent 11 days in intensive care after being struck down with an E. coli infection at the same Egyptian resort a Brit couple died for the same illness.

Anna Doherty, 19, said she became ill after succumbing to an infection while staying at the Jasmine Palace Hotel in the resort of Hurghada.

It comes as it was revealed yesterday that John and Susan Cooper, from Burnley, died as a result of an E. coli infection while holidaying in the same resort.

Anna travelled to the Red Sea resort with her dad and sister in March 2018, and they stayed there for ten days.

Half way into their stay at the all-inclusive hotel, Anna recalled how she began to feel extremely unwell, suffering symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea.

After visiting the on-site doctors’ clinic, Anna said she was told she had a water infection and was given an injection and antibiotics.