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Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Strains Emerging in United States

Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Strains Emerging in United States

Analysis demonstrated that the differentiation into clades correlated more closely with the presence of an ASSuT genotype and certain MLST sequence types than with the geographic origin of the isolates.

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.

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.

Zika Infection Confirmed in U.S. Resident Who Returned From Costa Rica

Zika Infection Confirmed in U.S. Resident Who Returned From Costa Rica

Plaque reduction neutralization antibody tests confirmed diagnosis of Zika virus infection.

Hawaii County Officials Declare State of Emergency Over Dengue Fever

Hawaii County Officials Declare State of Emergency Over Dengue Fever

251 cases of dengue fever confirmed on Hawaii Island; two patients still potentially infectious.

CDC Emergency Operations Moving to Top Activation Level to Enhance Zika Response

CDC Emergency Operations Moving to Top Activation Level to Enhance Zika Response

The EOC is serving as CDC's command center for monitoring and coordinating the emergency response to Zika, including the deployment of CDC staff and the procurement and management of all equipment and supplies that CDC responders may need during deployment.

Sexual Transmission of Zika Reported

Sexual Transmission of Zika Reported

A patient contracted a virus after sexual contact with an ill individual who returned from a Zika-endemic country.

Support For CDC's Zika Virus Travel Precautions Grows

Support For CDC's Zika Virus Travel Precautions Grows

Travel to affected regions not recommended for pregnant women or women considering pregnancy.

Many States Ill Prepared for Disease Outbreaks

Many States Ill Prepared for Disease Outbreaks

Efforts needed to boost ability to respond to viruses, superbug threats.

New WHO Report Explores Key Drivers of Health

New WHO Report Explores Key Drivers of Health

Almost all the sustainable development goals are directly related to health or will contribute to health indirectly.

Viral Infection, Brain Disorder Link Researched

Viral Infection, Brain Disorder Link Researched

Several lines of evidence suggested the possibility that gammaherpesviruses could infect brain tissue.

Anti-Vaccination Websites Use Misleading Scientific Data to Support Claims

Anti-Vaccination Websites Use Misleading Scientific Data to Support Claims

A study finds that anti-vaccine websites frequently use misleading scientific facts to justify their claims against vaccination.

ID 2015: What's the Latest?

ID 2015: What's the Latest?

Dr. Bartlett's editorial does a great job of outlining the public health response to Ebola and other health issues this year.

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