The last four reported hepatitis A outbreaks during 1995 to 2009 were due to individual water systems
Antibiotics were less commonly administered to patients who were given bismuth subsalicylate to treat acute diarrhea in a setting in which antibiotics are commonly used, according to data published in JAMA Network Open. In a randomized clinical trial, participants aged 15 to 65 years with acute non-bloody diarrhea from 22 outpatient clinics in Karachi, Pakistan…
A recent MDR Salmonella enterica serotype Newport outbreak, affecting patients in 32 states, was associated with soft cheese and beef consumption.
This study shows that full EV-A71 vaccination was effective in preventing EV-A71-associated hand, foot, and mouth disease in children, and partial vaccination may also provide protective effects, especially in older children.
A comprehensive prevention strategy that attempts to address all possible routes of norovirus transmission and a strict ill employee exclusion policy are key to halting successive norovirus outbreaks.
Sensitization to Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins was linked to an increased subsequent risk for severe asthma and asthma exacerbations.
After the first human case of leptospirosis was reported in the United States Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the US Virgin Islands arbovirus surveillance system was adapted to include leptospirosis surveillance.
The association of S aureus with food sensitization and allergy could influence interventions aimed at inducing and maintaining tolerance to food allergens in eczematous infants.
Direct costs come from extended length of stay and increased hospitalization costs
Repeat testing of nucleic acid amplification tests is not recommended for detection of the presence of Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile in adults.
The use of a nucleic acid assay (NAAT) for diagnosing Clostridium difficile infection demonstrated a significant reduced length of stay (LOS) for patients compared with a multi-step enzyme immunoassay-based strategy, according to data presented at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2019, held in San Francisco, California, from June 20 to 24, 2019. C…
Though much has been done in an effort to close them, there are still significant gaps in knowledge and research advancement on outbreaks of infection with Cyclospora cayetanensis. In an effort to increase awareness of these gaps, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a Grand Rounds presentation on June 13, 2019, presented…
After molecular testing, half of all travel-acquired ESBL-producing E coli strains qualified as pathogens, despite most being classified as extraintestinal pathogenic or uropathogenic.
Among children under age 5 years with acute gastroenteritis, Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 as an adjunct to rehydration therapy did not reduce the duration of diarrhea compared with placebo.
The incidence of foodborne infections in the United States increased during 2018 compared with between 2015 and 2017.
Backyard flocks of live poultry have been linked with Salmonella outbreaks that have sickened 52 people in 21 states.
The NDA for Talicia for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection has been submitted to the FDA by RedHill Biopharma.
From 2015 to 2018, the incidence of most foodborne infections increased.
Laboratory-confirmed acute gastroenteritis surveillance in the US showed a dynamic prevalence and incidence variability of outpatient and inpatient community-acquired norovirus
Microbial and metabolic features can distinguish children with irritable bowel syndrome from controls.