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Should I test my private drinking well?

Michael D'ImperioOctober 27th, 2022Residents who receive their drinking water through a municipality enjoy peace of mind knowing that their potable water undergoes routine bacteriological testing behind-the-scenes. But how do you know if water from your private well is safe and free of bacterial contaminants? Many residents with private wells are surprised to learn that they are responsible for […]

Computer model reveals where food pathogens grow

BLOGS.IFASDecember 3rd, 2009Caption at the bottom of the post. Click for full image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An outbreak of food-related illness, such as E. coli-tainted spinach, often leaves food safety experts scratching their heads over the source of the contamination. Thanks to a new computer model developed by researchers at the University of Florida, Wageningen University and […]

UF researchers find potential malaria treatment may extend to Legionnaires’ disease, botulism

BLOGS.IFASMay 7th, 2009Caption at the bottom of the page. Click here for full image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found that a potential strategy for treating malaria also extends to the bacteria behind maladies such as Legionnaires’ disease, Weil’s syndrome and botulism. The work, by researchers at UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, […]

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