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  • Deadly bacteria in the air

    May 21, 2014 7:12 AM

    When you fly, you may have have some dangerous and unwanted passengers on board. A recent study looked for potentially deadly bacteria on planes, including E. Coli and MRSA. Researchers found MRSA on jet seatback pockets. They say it can survive there for up to a week. MRSA is... more »
  • FDA preventing foodborne illness in animals Play Video

    October 25, 2013 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Food and Drug Association is working toward preventing food borne illness in animals, similar to the way it does for people. The plan is to set guidelines for food safety and holding imported foods to the same standard as foods made in the U.S. These... more »
  • Corn disease spreads to crop in north La.

    September 21, 2013 11:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The LSU AgCenter says a bacterial infection of corn has been confirmed in four northeast Louisiana parishes. That represents the farthest south that Goss's wilt has been found. And while it hasn't shown up in Mississippi and Arkansas, experts there say it's sure to happen.... more »
  • Fewer beach advisories off La. coast for Labor Day weekend

    August 30, 2013 11:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There are fewer beach advisories for the Labor Day weekend than earlier this summer. Scientists posted warnings about potentially dangerous bacteria in the water off two coastal areas: Cypremort State Park and a section of Grand Isle State Park. Previously, more than half of beaches in... more »
  • Water quality improves, fewer beach advisories

    August 2, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fewer Louisiana beaches have swim advisories this weekend. Only four have warnings posted for swimmers to swim at their own risk. Holly Beach, Rutherford, Cypremort and Grand Isle #2 have posted warnings. Just a few weeks ago, half or more had warnings about dangerous bacteria in... more »
  • More advisories for La. beaches

    July 26, 2013 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fifteen beaches have warnings posted about potentially dangerous bacteria. Scientists advise people to think twice before entering water in some of the region's popular coastal getaways, including Cypremort State Park, Grand Isle State Park #2, and Holly Beach. Twenty-five beaches are monitored for bacteria. Weekly tests... more »
  • Advisories posted at La. beaches due to bacteria

    July 19, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Advisories were posted on beaches in Louisiana after scientists discovered potentially dangerous bacteria. Popular coastal spots were included in the warning, including a section of Grand Isle. Click HERE for a complete list of advisories. The postings come a few weeks after a more serious warning... more »
  • Warning about flesh-eating bacteria off La. coast

    June 28, 2013 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State health leaders issued a warning Friday for coastal water: it may have flesh-eating bacteria. One person has died and three others got sick from the bacteria, which is naturally occurring in warm seawater. Experts recommend not going into the water with open wounds, since it... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 28, 2013 Play Video

    February 28, 2013 6:17 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 28, 2013 - Chemicals used to treat drinking water could lead to health problems, according to the Environmental Working Group. They found toxic chemicals in all 2,000 water systems it tested. The chemical is reportedly a... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 15, 2013 Play Video

    February 15, 2013 6:30 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 15, 2013 - A new study shows a new advantage for natural birth and breastfeeding, and it has to do with bacteria. The study from Canada says children who go through the birth canal get the first... more »
  • Volunteers infected by bacteria at University Lake Play Video

    September 18, 2012 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sewage seeping into University Lake in Baton Rouge has led to serious infections in people. Volunteers working to clean up vegetation in the lake were admitted to the ER after bacteria from the water spread to open wounds. Matt Thomas had an infection that started... more »
  • Formula maker finds no traces of bacteria

    December 25, 2011 2:12 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Illinois-based Mead Johnson says another batch of tests done on its Enfamil Premium Newborn infant formula found no trace of the bacteria tied to the death of a Missouri baby. Preliminary hospital tests indicated 10-day-old Avery Cornett died Dec. 18 of a rare infection caused by... more »
  • Bacteria may have caused dolphin abortions, deaths

    October 27, 2011 5:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dolphin experts say common bacteria known to cause abortions in marine mammals killed some of the hundreds of dolphins that have washed ashore in the northern Gulf of Mexico since February 2010. More than 100 of the dead dolphins were babies or fetuses. But Teri Rowles... more »
  • Second listeria death reported in Louisiana

    October 7, 2011 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials confirmed today a second person in Louisiana has died from listeria, and that it was the same strain found in tainted cantaloupe that have been recalled nationwide. According to the Department of Health and Hospitals the victim was an 81-year-old woman who died in... more »
  • Natural gas may have jump-started oil eating bugs

    September 16, 2010 12:36 PM

    Those oil-eating bacteria that suddenly flourished in the Gulf of Mexico following the oil spill may have gotten a jump start from natural gas, scientists say. While the destruction of the Deepwater Horizon well resulted in a massive oil spill, there was also a less noted release of natural... more »
  • Meats sold at Walmart recalled for bacteria

    August 24, 2010 3:03 PM

    Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Walmart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday. No illnesses have been reported from the 380,000 pounds of meat products that were made by... more »
  • New microbe discovered eating Gulf oil spill

    August 24, 2010 12:29 PM

    A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe is suddenly flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf following the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. And the microbe works... more »
  • X-Rays for decontamination

    April 16, 2010 8:47 PM

    X-ray machines may do more than give doctors a glimpse inside the human body. They may also decontaminate food laced with bacteria. Researchers at Mississippi State University's Experimental Seafood Processing Lab in Pascagoula have used it on raw oysters which can be dangerous because of naturally occurring bacteria. Their experiments... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 24

    December 24, 2009 9:06 PM

    The link between marijuana use and mood and a new hospital superbug are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 1

    December 1, 2009 5:47 PM

    AIDS awareness, bacteria in chicken, and how to much exercise can put you at risk for osteoarthritis are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • FDA backs off oyster ban

    November 13, 2009 1:52 PM

    Facing fierce resistance, the FDA backed off a plan to ban sales of raw oysters from the Gulf of Mexico during warm weather. The agency told lawmakers from Louisiana it will put the proposal on hold while it studies ways to make consumption of raw oysters more safe. State leaders... more »
  • News 2's Battle Against Bacteria: Part 2

    November 3, 2009 9:28 PM

    News 2 is helping you fight the battle against bacteria. Last night, we showed you how five different hand sanitizers worked. Tonight, we tested the following brands: Purell killed bacteria by 41%. Bath & Body Works killed bacteria by 11%. Target brand also killed bacteria by... more »
  • News 2's Battle Against Bacteria

    November 2, 2009 10:15 PM

    News 2 is helping you fight the battle against bacteria. During an exclusive experiment, we tested nine different instant hand sanitizers at a local microbiology lab at LSU. "We touched our hands to one of the plates that was sterile before we began," Microbiologist Karen Sullivan said. "Then we used... more »
  • LSU Ag experts recommend safe tailgating plan

    September 23, 2009 9:16 AM

    LSU AgCenter experts said food handling precautions, like washing hands and keeping food at safe temperatures, can prevent illness from sidelining football fans who enjoy tailgating. Tailgaters should know that food-borne illnesses can be avoided by careful preparation and storage of their tailgating treats. Ag experts said bacteria can... more »

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