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A nurse practices administering a vaccine during a training session for health care workers held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

FBI Investigates Anthrax Scare At CDC

Atlanta (AP/WAOK)-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some of its staff in Atlanta may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria because of a safety problem at one of its labs. Agency […]

WAOK-AM–06/20/2014

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Research: Bacteria Can Live On Airplane Surfaces For A Week+

Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.

05/22/2014

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Running Tough Mudder? Beware Not To Ingest The Water

Many people these days are participating in ‘tough mudders’ to stay fit in a fun way. But they may want to practice keeping their mouths shut.

05/07/2014

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Report: WHO Warns Of Drug-Resistant Threat  

The World Health Organization reports that drug-resistant bacteria have become a global problem.

05/01/2014

Study finds the longer food is on the ground, the more bacteria it collects. (Getty Images)

Scientist: Eating Food Off The Floor May Be OK

British team finds food likely to have less bacteria if picked up from floor quickly.

03/14/2014

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Study: Stethoscopes Dirtier Than Physician’s Hand

According to a new study, stethoscopes carry more bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), than a physician’s hand.

02/27/2014

Spanish scientists found probiotic bacteria found in baby poop can make sausages healthier. (Getty Images)

Study: The Secret To Healthier Sausage Is Baby Poop

Bacteria taken from infant feces was found to improve health…and taste great.

02/21/2014

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Georgia Tech Responds To Suspected Meningitis Case On Campus

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials at Georgia Tech say a student is being treated for a suspected case of bacterial meningitis. Dr. Gregory Moore told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a female undergraduate student is expected to […]

11/21/2013

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