Polymerase chain reaction testing may be superior to urinary antigen testing when diagnosing legionellosis.
Over a 2-year period, roughly half of positive cases of rotavirus in infants were the result of vaccine-related viral shedding.
Eazyplex EHEC assay, a molecular assay based on loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), is fast, easy to perform, and provides reliable results.
An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that has sickened 116 and killed one at the state fair may have started at a hot tub display.
Lefamulin appears to be noninferior in safety and efficacy compared with moxifloxicin in the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.
Histo-blood group antigens may affect the incidence of all-cause diarrhea and enteric infections in young children.
A large outbreak of extensively drug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan during 2016-2018 resulted in 5 travel-related cases in the United States.
The use of tap water in a nasal-flushing Neti pot likely led to a Seattle woman’s death from a Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection.
Shedding of Salmonella Typhi or Paratyphi in the stool/urine leads to contamination of food/water, but vaccines can reduce stool shedding.
Outbreaks with confirmed infectious etiology usually caused by Cryptosporidium, Legionella, Pseudomonas.
The World Health Organization recommends vaccination in cases of confirmed outbreaks of typhoid fever, although data on the use of vaccines in controlling outbreaks are very limited and research to assess the value of vaccination in these cases is strongly recommended.
Researchers found that oral cholera vaccine efficacy was statistically significantly higher when administered to children 5 and older compared with children younger than 5, a difference that had been suspected but not conclusively demonstrated in previous trials.
Most drinking water-associated waterborne disease outbreaks and waterborne disease outbreaks associated with environmental or undetermined exposure to water are due to Legionella.
Investigators review results from the first study to assess the efficacy of a Vi-conjugate vaccine using a controlled human infection model of typhoid fever.
Report provides new recommendations and guidance for vaccination providers and travelers about the use of lyophilized CVD 103-HgR (Vaxchora, PaxVax, Redwood City, California).
The CDC is leading efforts to assist Haiti after Hurricane Matthew in examining damage to public health systems and provide support to affected Haitians.
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend Vaxchora for US travelers to areas of active cholera transmission.
Clinicians discussed their perspectives from the research during the 1976 outbreak.
Thousands may get sick every year with bacteria living in water pipes.
Agency looked at children’s blood levels before, during, and after city’s switch to local water.