Science News Tidbits: Health

Listeriosis from milk kills two in Massachusetts; Beef recalled in New Jersey; New drug fights TB and other infections;

2 Die From Listeriosis in Massachusetts from PhysOrg.com
(AP) — State health officials warned consumers not to drink milk produced by a Massachusetts dairy, saying it was the likely source of a bacterial illness that killed two men and sickened two others.

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Beef patties recalled in New Jersey from PhysOrg.com
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the Maramont Corporation has recalled 88 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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New drug targets may fight tuberculosis and other bacterial infections in novel way from PhysOrg.com
Over the course of the 20th Century, doctors waged war against infectious bacterial illness with the best new weapon they had: antibiotics. But the emergence of dangerous, multi-drug resistant strains of tuberculosis and other killer infections means that in the 21st century antibiotics are losing ground against bacterial disease.

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