A key strategy being used to tackle the global problem of antibiotic resistance is the control of antibiotic prescribing.
Food safety experts say that freezing chickens could significantly reduce the chances of people catching the food poisoning bug campylobacter.
A single 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria, according to Dutch scientists. They monitored the kissing behaviour of 21 couples and found those who kissed nine times a day were most likely to share salivary bugs.
A study in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, Oct 17th, describes learnings about the mode of transmission of Ebola in a Liberian hospital.
Ebola is a serious and potentially fatal disease. Because of this, many people are concerned about the current outbreak, despite the fact that in places like the US, Europe etc, contracting Ebola is very unlikely. Ignorance about a disease however tends to foster fear.