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The first sign is usually a lesion, a small, round and painless bump where the bacterium entered the body.
Had benign strains of the cholera bacterium already present in Haiti somehow morphed and become virulent?
The infection, caused by food that has been contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is often lethal.
Another strategy is to coat frogs with a solution containing a fungus-fighting bacterium, though that of course wouldn't eradicate the fungus itself.
Listeriosis is a serious infection typically caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, the contaminant found in the single Panera testing.
Any food that's been engineered with DNA from another plant, animal, insect, or even bacterium.
This might be a virus, a bacterium, another kind of disease-causing agent, a transplanted organ—or even a stray cancer cell.
For the first time, researchers have discovered strains of a deadly, multidrug-resistant bacterium that uses a cryptic method to also evade colistin, an antibiotic used as a last-resort treatment.
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: any one of a group of very small living things that often cause disease
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