E.Coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria in a lab petri dish. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Researchers Find Potentially-Deadly Germs Hiding In Airplane Cabins For Days

New findings from Auburn University show just how germ-filled the cabins of passenger jets really are. Scientists exposed six common airplane surfaces to MRSA, E. coli and other bacteria. They found that the potentially-deadly bacteria could survive for over a week.


California Hospitals Sue Over Reporting Infections

Despite a 3-year-old law, infections that happen during surgery are still not reported by California’s hospitals. Now a lawsuit threatens to stall the whole process.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/20/2011


Santa Clara County Bed Bug Cases Keep Growing

The number of bed bug infestations reported in South Bay homes and hotels nearly doubled in 2010, and county vector control officials said Thursday they expect even more cases this year.



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