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Household Transmission of C difficile May Lead to Community-Associated Cases

Household Transmission of C difficile May Lead to Community-Associated Cases

Household transmission of C difficile infection could be responsible for a bacterial reservoir for community-associated cases.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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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.

FDA Green Lights Anthim for Treating Inhalation Anthrax

FDA Green Lights Anthim for Treating Inhalation Anthrax

Anthim, combined with certain antibacterial drugs, designed to neutralize anthrax toxins.

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