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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.

<i>C difficile</i> Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients

C difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients

For solid organ transplant recipients, Clostridium difficile infection is associated with increased graft loss.

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 <i>Salmonella</i>-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.

<i>Salmonella</i> 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

<i>Salmonella</i> 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.

<i>Salmonella</i> 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.

<i>E. Coli</i> 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?

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

Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce <i>E. Coli</i> 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 <i>Shigella</i> Infections

CDC Issues Update for Resistant Shigella Infections

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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 <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infections?

Should Metronidazole Be Recommended for Mild Clostridium difficile Infections?

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

70 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

70 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

Illnesses reported in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee

Novel Antibiotic for <i>C Difficile</i> Infection Gets FDA's QIDP Designation

Novel Antibiotic for C Difficile Infection Gets FDA's QIDP Designation

ACX-362E is a targeted, narrow spectrum oral antibiotic that blocks the DNA replication process through inhibition of polymerase III, which has been shown to be bactericidal.

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to <i>Salmonella</i> Risk

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

The Kellogg Company has announced it is recalling certain boxes of Honey Smacks cereal due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella

No Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Intussusception in New Study

No Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Intussusception in New Study

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The risk of intussusception within 1 to 7 days and 8 to 21 days after rotavirus vaccination was assessed in infants age 28 to 245 days.

60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

31 people have been hospitalized; no deaths reported to date

CDC Says <i> E Coli </i> Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over

CDC Says E Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over

CDC reports this spring's outbreak of Escherichia coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce is likely over.

<i>C difficile</i> Risk Higher With Stoma Reversal vs Colectomy

C difficile Risk Higher With Stoma Reversal vs Colectomy

Given the impact of postoperative Clostridium difficile infection, a heightened sense of suspicion should be given to symptomatic patients after stoma reversal.

<i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infection in the Intensive Care Setting

Clostridium difficile Infection in the Intensive Care Setting

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It is important to understand the relative severity of CDI in patients in the ICU because it effects treatment decisions. However, primary prevention remains a vitally important strategy to limit morbidity and mortality related to CDI in this vulnerable patient population.

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall for Food Products Containing Powdered Kratom

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall for Food Products Containing Powdered Kratom

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The agency took this action after Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC failed to cooperate with the FDA's request to conduct a voluntary recall.

1980 to 2014 Saw Decrease in US Mortality From Infectious Diseases

1980 to 2014 Saw Decrease in US Mortality From Infectious Diseases

There were declines in mortality from most categories of infectious diseases, with large differences among US counties. However, over this time there was an increase in mortality for diarrheal diseases.

Firvanq Availability Replaces Need for Compounded Oral Vancomycin Solution

Firvanq Availability Replaces Need for Compounded Oral Vancomycin Solution

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FIRVANQ is commercially available in 25 and 50 mg/mL strengths in convenient 150 mL and 300 mL sizes.

<i>H pylori</i> Treatment Tied to Lower Metachronous Gastric Cancer Risk

H pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Metachronous Gastric Cancer Risk

Helicobacter pylori treatment is associated with a reduced rate of metachronous gastric cancer.

Recurrent Salmonella enterica Typhimurium infection disables host protection against intestinal inflammation [PreClinical]

Increased turnover of intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP), related to increased endogenous neuraminidase activity among duodenal enterocytes, was found to be associated with inflammatory bowel disease.

FDA: Vancomycin Liquid Oral Treatment Approved for <i>C diff</i>-Associated Diarrhea

FDA: Vancomycin Liquid Oral Treatment Approved for C diff-Associated Diarrhea

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Vancomycin is the first liquid oral treatment for C diff-associated diarrhea.

<i>Helicobacter pylori</i> Infection Linked to Gallbladder Diseases

Helicobacter pylori Infection Linked to Gallbladder Diseases

Study aimed to clarify the prevalence of gallbladder diseases, and factors related to gallbladder diseases, and relationships between H pylori infection, gallstones, cholecystitis, and cholecystic polypus.

Delaying Rotavirus Vaccination Until Discharge Leads to Missed Opportunities

Delaying Rotavirus Vaccination Until Discharge Leads to Missed Opportunities

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Study found that many hospitalized infants did not receive rotavirus vaccination before discharge and were no longer age-eligible for vaccination after discharge from the hospital.

Raw Flour Linked to <i>Escherichia coli</i>

Raw Flour Linked to Escherichia coli

Raw flour has been linked to E coli infections in 24 states.

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