E Coli

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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