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CDC: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Carried By International Travelers Spreading Across U.S.

Three cases have been reported in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2015

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Bacteria In Samples Lead To Flint Water Advisory

City officials say Friday that the advisory comes after total coliform bacteria was found in some water samples, but follow-up testing didn’t find the presence of fecal coliform or E. coli bacteria.

CBS Detroit–09/05/2014

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Study: Your Doctor’s Stethoscope May Be Filthy

They’re a symbol of healing, but a new study finds one of the tools doctors use can be a magnet for bacteria.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2014

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Is Your iPhone Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat?

Researchers took swabs from 90 devices …

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2013

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Study Links Gut Bacteria To Obesity, Diabetes

A new study finds that bacteria living in the intestines could be the key to finding an effective treatment for obesity.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2012

UM: Bacteria In Tap Water Can Be Traced To Water Treatment

Most of the bacteria that remain in drinking water when it gets to the tap can be traced to filters used in the water treatment process, rather than to the aquifers or rivers where it originated, University of Michigan researchers discovered.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/16/2012


Michigan Woman Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Family members said the Farmington Hills woman likely contracted the illness after visiting a local hospital to have a boil lanced.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2012


Where The Germs Are: What’s Crawling With Bacteria At Your Workplace?

If you thought the restroom was the epicenter of workplace germs, you don’t want to know about office break rooms and kitchens.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2012


$755K Awarded To Woman With Flesh-Eating Bacteria

A jury has awarded $755,000 to a Grand Rapids woman who developed flesh-eating bacteria.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2012

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CDC Now Tracking Antibiotic Use In Hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a new antibiotic tracking system allowing hospitals to monitor antibiotic use electronically, make better decisions about how to improve use, and compare themselves to other hospitals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2011