Tagged: campylobacter

Salmonella…mmm! How good is your food safety knowledge? - News

Jean Balchin Feb 13, 2018

It’s swiftly coming up to that time again, where hordes of students return to the major cities for their tertiary education (not to mention flat initiations, couch burning, toga parties and dodgy drinking decisions). This time of the year also coincides with peaks in Campylobacter and Salmonella food poisoning cases among those aged between 20 and 25 years old. Food Safety Information Council consumer … Read More

The animalcules* within - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 20, 2017

Last week, Centre of Research Excellence Te Pūnaha Matatini hosted #WaiNZ, a national conversation providing New Zealanders with an opportunity to read blog posts and other media from key influencers talking about their relationships with water. With permission, Sciblogs is re-publishing some of the blog posts here, including Siouxsie Wiles‘ reflections water bacteria and health.  *Animalcules is the name … Read More

Is chlorine the next chemical battleground? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 18, 2016

Hundreds of people in Havelock North are gradually returning to full health after coming down with gastroenteritis when their water supply was infected with campylobacter. The bore water many of the townsfolk were drinking wasn’t treated with chlorine, which kills bugs and viruses and would have taken care of the campylobacter – avoiding this major public health crisis. But, as with fluoridation of community … Read More

Hawke’s Bay gastro disaster – what the experts say - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 15, 2016

Campylobacter – it can cause a nasty bacterial infection usually associated with chicken and food poisoning. But for up to 2,000 Hawke’s Bay residents currently ill with the side effects of the infection (think nausea, vomiting and diarrhea) didn’t get it from under-cooked chicken, but from Havelock North’s town drinking water supply. Prof Michael Baker On Thursday, a sample of bore water … Read More

NZ’s long-running Campylobacter epidemic from poultry: Now with antibiotic resistance - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Dec 19, 2015

Prof Michael Baker & Prof Nick Wilson NZ has a long-running Campylobacter infection epidemic with contaminated fresh poultry the major source. Added to this problem is the recent rapid emergence of antibiotic resistance in these Campylobacter infections acquired from locally produced poultry. In this blog we briefly detail these problems and explore potential solutions: (i) build on the past … Read More