Tag: pathogen

There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

Long-dormant bacteria and viruses, trapped in ice and permafrost for centuries, are reviving as Earth's climate warms. What would happen if we were suddenly exposed to deadly bacteria and viruses that have been absent for thousands of years, or that we have never met before? We may be about to find out. Climate change is ...

Food for thought: Food Safety around the world

Recently, food safety has been receiving major attention due to trends such as globalization of the food supply, rapid urbanization, complexity of food preparation, increasing numbers of at risk people, changes in food consumption, climate change and emergence of new or antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. Furthermore, there is a high incidence of foodborne diseases in both developed ...