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IDSA Updates Infectious Diarrhea Guidelines

IDSA Updates Infectious Diarrhea Guidelines

The Infectious Diseases Society of America updated its guidelines for the management of acute or persistent infectious diarrhea.

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CDC: More Than 400 Sickened by McDonald's Salads

CDC: More Than 400 Sickened by McDonald's Salads

The number of confirmed cases of a parasite-caused illness linked to McDonald's Fresh Express Salad Mix is now 436 in 15 states.

FDA: Whey Powder Behind Recent Salmonella-Linked Recalls

FDA: Whey Powder Behind Recent Salmonella-Linked Recalls

Ritz and Goldfish crackers, Swiss Rolls -- they've all been tied to possible Salmonella contamination through a common ingredient, dry whey powder.

Salmonella Spurs Recall of Ritz Crackers

Salmonella Spurs Recall of Ritz Crackers

A number of Ritz Crackers products are being recalled due to possible Salmonella risk

Salmonella Outbreak in 26 States Linked to Raw Turkey Products

Salmonella Outbreak in 26 States Linked to Raw Turkey Products

A Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 90 people in 26 states has been linked to a variety of raw turkey products.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad

A Salmonella outbreak that's sickened 21 people in five states has been linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad.

E. Coli 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.

Is New Surveillance Monitoring Required for Enterococcal Oxazolidinone Resistance?

Is New Surveillance Monitoring Required for Enterococcal Oxazolidinone Resistance?

A study was conducted to evaluate the oxazolidinone resistance mechanisms of enterococci bacteria.

Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce E. Coli 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 Issues Update for Resistant Shigella Infections

CDC Issues Update for Resistant Shigella Infections

The CDC has identified an increasing number of Shigella isolates that test within the susceptible range for the fluoroquinolone antibiotic ciprofloxacin.

Should Metronidazole Be Recommended for Mild Clostridium difficile Infections?

Should Metronidazole Be Recommended for Mild Clostridium difficile Infections?

Clinicians debate whether metronidazole should be used as front-line treatment for mild CDI in patients with low risk for complications.

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