Listeria Infection: Will That Melon Make Me Sick?

Listeria-laden cantaloupes have caused 25 deaths so far this year in the worst listeriosis outbreak in 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports 17 cantaloupe-related listeria infections in Texas. Are the cantaloupes you’re eating safe? Probably. The affected cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado were recalled in mid-September. … Continue reading Listeria Infection: Will That Melon Make Me Sick?

Using common sense and good hygiene to prevent salmonella

With this most recent recall of eggs by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s a good time, according to Jeff Jarvis, MD, Emergency Medicine physician at Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock, to understand the signs and symptoms of salmonella (also referred to as food poisoning), in addition to easy ways to … Continue reading Using common sense and good hygiene to prevent salmonella