- Food-borne disease ×
November 5, 2019
The Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) is a journal published by the Microbiology Society, focused on providing comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. This month, Dr Rikke Meyer has selected an outstanding paper from the October issue to highlight as Editor's Choice. The paper, titled 'Evidence of hypervirulence in Listeria monocytogenes clonal complex 14' discusses how different isolates of the bacterium Listeria are capable of causing more severe disease.
March 4, 2019
The January Junior Awards for Microbiology (JAM) talks took place in Birmingham on the 25 January. PhD student Matthew Whelan was speaking, and in the second of our blogs from speakers at the JAM talks, Matthew takes us through his research into Campylobacter jejuni.
February 15, 2017
Last year, a paper from Microbial Genomics described how scientists used molecular detective work to get to the bottom of an outbreak across Europe.
August 29, 2012
During a routine trip to the supermarket, consumers today can easily purchase foods sourced from all corners of the globe. Our supply does not come without its share of problems though; food safety has become harder to control with the increasingly complex food trade network. Consumption of contaminated foods can lead to widespread sickness and even deaths and food-borne illness costs the UK an estimated £2 billion each year. In many instances, the bacteria identified as the cause of these illnesses are strains of Escherichia coli.