Foodborne Illness Feature Archive

Better Detection and Treatment Needed for H pylori Infections in Children

Better Detection and Treatment Needed for H pylori Infections in Children

In recent years, a link between childhood Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer in adulthood has elevated the need to detect and treat H pylori in asymptomatic children.

CDC Issues Advisory on the Rise of Cyclosporiasis

CDC Issues Advisory on the Rise of Cyclosporiasis

The CDC Health Alert Network has issued an advisory regarding an increase in cases of the intestinal illness cyclosporiasis.

Cryptosporidium, E Coli Cases up in 2015 from Previous Years

Cryptosporidium, E Coli Cases up in 2015 from Previous Years

Foodnet officials attribute the increases to the wider use of culture-independent diagnostic tests (CIDTs).

Heliobacter Pylori Found in Ancient 'Iceman' Mummy

Heliobacter Pylori Found in Ancient 'Iceman' Mummy

Researchers have discovered Heliobacter pylori, which is found in half the world's modern population, in the Copper Age mummy discovered in a glacier in 1991 known as Ötzi.

Does Lactobacillus Acidophilus Ease Gastric and Autoimmune Conditions?

Does Lactobacillus Acidophilus Ease Gastric and Autoimmune Conditions?

Often included in probiotic products, L acidophilus has been studied for its possible impact on a multitude of human ailments.

Children Account for Large Amount of Foodborne-Illness Related Deaths

Children Account for Large Amount of Foodborne-Illness Related Deaths

While the burden of foodborne diseases is a public health concern globally, the WHO African and South-East Asia Regions have the highest incidence and highest death rates, including among children under the age of 5 years.

Updated Online Tool Designed to Assist Users Track Foodborne Outbreaks

Updated Online Tool Designed to Assist Users Track Foodborne Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched an updated Foodborne Outbreak Online Database Tool (FOOD Tool) to assist users in searching over nearly 20 years of outbreak data.

FDA: Potential Problems Linked With Drinking Cider, Juice That Hasn't Been Pasteurized

FDA: Potential Problems Linked With Drinking Cider, Juice That Hasn't Been Pasteurized

The FDA has issued a safety alert to consumers regarding the consumption of juice and cider that have not been pasteurized.

Norovirus on Deck: Advice For Your Patients Who Like To Cruise

Norovirus on Deck: Advice For Your Patients Who Like To Cruise

Nine cruise ships so far with American ports had norovirus outbreaks so far this year.

Further Prevention Strategies Needed to Reduce Rates of Foodborne Illness

Further Prevention Strategies Needed to Reduce Rates of Foodborne Illness

Rates of some other foodborne illnesses, such as less common types of salmonella, increased.

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