E Coli

Relationships Between Prescribing for UTI, <i>E coli</i> Bacteremia, Resistance

Relationships Between Prescribing for UTI, E coli Bacteremia, Resistance

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New data suggest an association between general practitioners' prescribing habits for urinary tract infections and UTI-related E coli bacteremia incidence.

Ground Beef Recalled After <i>E. Coli</i> Outbreak

Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak

Beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colo.

Ground Meat Products Recalled by Publix Super Markets

Ground Meat Products Recalled by Publix Super Markets

Possible Escherichia coli contamination has triggered the recall of ground beef products made from chuck that were sold at Publix Super Markets in Florida.

<i>E. coli</i> Subclone Responsible for Prescription Errors in Urgent Care Clinic

E. coli Subclone Responsible for Prescription Errors in Urgent Care Clinic

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The majority of mismatched prescribed antibiotics for suspected UTI at an urgent care clinic among patients 70+ years old or with diabetes or urinary catheterization is likely the result of the multidrug-resistant H30 subclone of Escherichia coli ST131.

Rapid Expansion of Multidrug Resistant <i>E. Coli</i> Clone ST1193 in the United States

Rapid Expansion of Multidrug Resistant E. Coli Clone ST1193 in the United States

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A new multi-drug resistant clone of Escherichia coli — ST1193 — has emerged in multiple US cities.

<i>E. Coli</i> Found in Water at Tennessee Ziplining Facility

E. Coli Found in Water at Tennessee Ziplining Facility

Health officials say they found Escherichia coli in water at a ziplining facility in Tennessee that has been linked to an outbreak affecting at least 500 people.

Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce <i>E. Coli</i> Outbreak

Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

Tainted irrigation water is likely to blame for a 36-state Escherichia coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce that sickened 200 people and caused five deaths.

CDC Says <i> E Coli </i> Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over

CDC Says E Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over

CDC reports this spring's outbreak of Escherichia coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce is likely over.

FDA to Review Aemcolo for Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea

FDA to Review Aemcolo for Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea

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A Phase 3 clinical trial of patients with travelers' diarrhea demonstrated that Aemcolo was superior to placebo (P=.0008) and non-inferior to ciprofloxacin.

CDC: Multistate Outbreak of <i>E coli</i> Being Investigated

CDC: Multistate Outbreak of E coli Being Investigated

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Whole genome sequencing is being performed on samples of bacteria making people sick in the United States to provide information about whether these illnesses are related to the illnesses in Canada.

Raw Flour Linked to <i>Escherichia coli</i>

Raw Flour Linked to Escherichia coli

Raw flour has been linked to E coli infections in 24 states.

Fluoroquinolone-Resistant <i>E coli</i>: Prominent Complication in Prostate Biopsy

Fluoroquinolone-Resistant E coli: Prominent Complication in Prostate Biopsy

The most common complication of prostate biopsy is infection, with mild bleeding also reported.

Hospital Sinks May Spread Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

Hospital Sinks May Spread Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

After colonizing in drains, Escherichia coli slowly started to grow toward the sink strainers, growing 1 inch each day, researchers found in a study.

Patterns of Antibiotic Resistant mcr-1 Gene Suggest Low Transmission Risk

Patterns of Antibiotic Resistant mcr-1 Gene Suggest Low Transmission Risk

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Person-to-person or environmental transmission is low in mcr-1 gene antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Examination of Antibiotic Resistant Gene Suggests Low Risk of Transmission

Examination of Antibiotic Resistant Gene Suggests Low Risk of Transmission

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Transmission risk of a urinary tract infection caused by drug resistant, mcr-1-positive Escherichia coli seems to be low.

Onsite Tests Have High Specificity for Finding Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

Onsite Tests Have High Specificity for Finding Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

Onsite tests have high specificity but lower sensitivity in asymptomatic pregnant women.

Contaminated Gloves Boosts Risks of Cross-transmission of Pathogens

Contaminated Gloves Boosts Risks of Cross-transmission of Pathogens

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Failure to change or remove contaminated gloves carries a high-risk of healthcare-associated pathogens transmission.

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