Screen shot 2010-10-06 at 12.56.21 PM.pngAfter my stint as the “Toxic Avenger” in this month’s Wired Magazine, I thought the techies were done with me – apparently, they have a lot of interest in all types of bugs – Re: C diff:

What’s really interesting, though, is that microbiologists aren’t the only ones noticing this accumulation of evidence. C. diff as a possible foodborne pathogen caught the attention of foodborne-illness attorney Bill Marler early last year. If Marler — the most aggressive and, I suspect, successful foodborne-injury lawyer on the planet, dating back to the 1993 Jack-in-the-Box outbreak — is starting to notice the evidence tying C. diff outbreaks to food, there might be a lot more attention paid to this connection fairly soon.

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  • Pure coincidence, I’m afraid – though I’m a Wired blogger, I have no sense of what the folks on the magazine side are up to. And regrettably for me, I don’t think I qualify as a techie. But we — well, me — *are* interested in all kinds of bugs! By inviting SUPERBUG into their network, WiredScience lent their platform to coverage of public health, infectious disease and food policy news. I’m thrilled they think our topics worthy of attention, so watch for more.

  • I completely agree. We need more science education to as broad of a swath of the population as we can get.