E. coli

1:59pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Colorado Flood

E. Coli Left Behind By Boulder Floodwaters

Standing water left by flooding in Boulder, Colo., Sept 13.
Credit Dan Greenwood / KUNC

Residents with private wells in unincorporated areas of Boulder County are dealing with another side effect of the flooding. Their water may be unusable.

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9:04am

Fri April 5, 2013
The Salt

Freezing Food Doesn't Kill E. Coli And Other Germs

The NPR Science Desk freezer: now we know we can't presume it's germ-free.
Daniel M.N. Turner NPR

Think that freezing food kills E. coli and other nasty microbes? Think again.

That's the lesson from the new E. coli outbreak caused by frozen chicken quesadillas and other snacks that has sickened 24 people in 15 states.

Freezing does slow down the microbes that cause food to spoil, but it's pretty much useless for killing dangerous bugs.

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6:59am

Thu November 29, 2012
The Salt

Key To E. Coli-Free Spinach May Be An Ultrasonic Spa Treatment

Spinach has lots of opportunities to pick up E. coli and other bugs during harvest and growing. Here, a Mexican migrant worker cuts organic spinach during the fall harvest at Grant Family Farms in Wellington, Co.
John Moore Getty Images

Salad producers haven't succeeded in banishing E. coli and other dangerous microbes from fresh greens, though they've tried hard. As we've reported before, it's a major challenge to both growers and the environment. But one scientist thinks he's making progress – with a spinach spa that zaps bad bugs with ultrasound.

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6:00am

Mon June 27, 2011
Commentary

The German Disease

E. coli bacteria.
Google Images

Most strains of E. coli bacteria are harmless. But a new, more virulent strain has the medical community perplexed as to its origins. This has caused a lot of finger pointing which KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel says is rather pointless.

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