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Candida auris: Dispatch From an Outbreak

Candida auris: Dispatch From an Outbreak

Rapid identification of Candida auris is crucial in order to implement appropriate precautions and avoid transmission to other patients.

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Unique Virus Genotyping of Measles Outbreak in Ontario in Early 2015

Unique Virus Genotyping of Measles Outbreak in Ontario in Early 2015

An unusual outbreak of measles was recorded in Ontario, Canada in early 2015.

Higher Risk of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in Certain Populations

Higher Risk of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in Certain Populations

Individuals with certain occupations or in certain populations may be more at risk of fatality from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.

Investigation Into Seoul Virus Outbreak Expanded by CDC

Investigation Into Seoul Virus Outbreak Expanded by CDC

Symptoms of Seoul virus infection include fever, headache, and back pain.

Seoul Virus Outbreak Reported in Illinois and Wisconsin

Seoul Virus Outbreak Reported in Illinois and Wisconsin

CDC is currently investigating cases of Seoul virus infections in 8 workers from several rat-breeding facilities in Illinois and Wisconsin.

FDA Grants Valley Fever Antifungal QIDP Designation

FDA Grants Valley Fever Antifungal QIDP Designation

New guidelines continue to recommend oral azole antifungal agents, usually fluconazole, as the preferred treatment for most manifestations of coccidioidomycosis that require treatment, including infection in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

This Particular Type of Roundworm Linked With Poor Neurologic Outcomes

This Particular Type of Roundworm Linked With Poor Neurologic Outcomes

Between 2013 and 2015, 7 patients with this type of roundworm were reported throughout the United States.

Study: Germs Found On Boston 'T' Mostly 'Normal,' Not Dangerous

Study: Germs Found On Boston 'T' Mostly 'Normal,' Not Dangerous

In the absence of something like flu season, all of the germs people run into, even in a crowded environment like the T, are normal.

Oral Bacteria Cause Worse Infections Due to 'Cross-Respiration'

Oral Bacteria Cause Worse Infections Due to 'Cross-Respiration'

A. actinomycetemcomitans and S. gordonii can be found together in the human mouth, and are also found in abscesses in the lungs and the brain.

Rare Bloodstream Infection Reported in Illinois

Rare Bloodstream Infection Reported in Illinois

Cases of infection from the bacterium Elizabethkingia included six deaths.

Distinct Cities Found to Have Their Own Microbial Communities

Distinct Cities Found to Have Their Own Microbial Communities

Flagstaff offices had richer microbial communities than those in San Diego or Toronto.

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