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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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Cyclosporiasis Cases Markedly Higher in 2018 Than Previous 2 Years

Cyclosporiasis Cases Markedly Higher in 2018 Than Previous 2 Years

In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported multiple outbreaks of cyclosporiasis.

FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels

FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels

The FDA announced that it was lifting its advisory against eating romaine lettuce.

Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis

Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis

For children with acute gastroenteritis, probiotics show no significant benefit versus placebo.

FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

So far, 32 people across 11 states have become sick with E. coli after eating romaine lettuce.

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.

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