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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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Low Recurrence With Shortened IV Abx Course in GBS Bacteremia

Low Recurrence With Shortened IV Abx Course in GBS Bacteremia

For infants with uncomplicated, late-onset GBS bacteremia, a shortened IV course of antibiotic therapy is sometimes prescribed and is associated with low rates of disease recurrence and treatment failure.

Arizona Company Recalls Raw Beef Products Linked to Salmonella

Arizona Company Recalls Raw Beef Products Linked to Salmonella

An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 57 people in 16 states.

Novel Blood Test for Gastroenteritis-Induced Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Novel Blood Test for Gastroenteritis-Induced Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The test works by measuring levels of anti-cytolethal distending toxin B (CdtB) and anti-vinculin, 2 biomarkers of post-infectious IBS-D and IBS-M.

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs

38 illnesses documented in seven states; 10 people have been hospitalized, but no deaths reported.

Final CDC Update on Salmonella Linked to Backyard Poultry

Final CDC Update on Salmonella Linked to Backyard Poultry

At least 334 people in 47 states have been sickened in Salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks.

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.

FDA: Illnesses Linked to McDonald's Salads Reach 507

FDA: Illnesses Linked to McDonald's Salads Reach 507

The number of confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection linked to salads from McDonald's restaurants was 507 in 15 states and New York City as of Aug. 23.

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

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