Most of the cases of the parasite infection called Cyclospora have been traced to McDonald's locations in the Midwest, with 219 cases in Illinois alone.
These conditions are updated annually by the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists, with recommendations from the CDC. Often, until laboratory tests are completed, diagnoses remain unconfirmed.
Also among patients with penicillin allergy, the adjusted incidence rate ratios for antibiotic use were 4.15, 3.89, and 2.1 for macrolides, clindamycin, and fluoroquinolones, respectively. Increased use of β-lactam alternative antibiotics accounted for 55 and 35% of the increased risk of MRSA and C. difficile, respectively.
"This virus is part of a group commonly known as the California serogroup of viruses," first author, John Lednicky, PhD. "These viruses are known to cause encephalitis in several species, including humans."
In this qualitative study, active failures in infectious agent transmission precaution practices were observed frequently.
Overall, 24,453 cases were identified in the 363 outbreaks; 89, 4, and 3% were caused by Cryptosporidium, Pseudomonas, and Legionella, respectively.
Around 1,200 security workers at the winter Olympics in PyeongChang are being kept in their rooms due to a norovirus outbreak that has already sickened 41 people.
Incidences of measles, mumps and pertussis have increased in the U.S. for the first time in a century (WHO, 2017). To identify the 'attitude roots' of vaccine rejection, a survey was issued online and completed by 5,323 usable participants in 24 different countries.
Fresenius Kabi announced the availability of Tigecycline for Injection, a generic version of Pfizer's Tygacil, in single-dose vials containing 50mg of tigecycline.
The thousands of miles of aging, corroding pipes that bring water to Americans each day may be home to drug-resistant bacteria, according to a report published online September 12 in the Journal of Public Health Policy.
For patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), donor fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is safe and more efficacious than autologous FMT, according to a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Toys help spread the flu and other viruses because germs can survive on plastic surfaces for 24 hours or more, according to a study published recently in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
Bacteria on healthcare workers' gloves can contaminate hospital surfaces and lead to the spread of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs), a new research paper has found.
Lannett announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Neomycin Sulfate Tablets, the generic version of Teva's listed reference drug.
Merck announced that the Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 10-5 recommending the approval of Zinplava (bezlotoxumab) for the prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection recurrence.
Morbidly obese patients with cellulitis have the same rates of treatment failure with cephalexin as non-obese patients. Those are the findings of a new retrospective study of patients hospitalized or in inpatient observation from January 2005 through February 2015, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Minnesota.
Given the widespread use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, clinicians should be aware of factors that may put patients at increased risk for tendinitis or tendon rupture, according to an article published in Pharmacotherapy.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has introduced a new campaign, "Clean Hands Count," to encourage health care professionals, patients, and patients' families to keep their hands clean in order to prevent health care-associated infections.
Experiments in mosquitoes suggest that bacteria may help curb the spread of the Zika virus, according to research published online May 4 in Cell Host & Microbe.
Between 2010-2011, only about 353 out of 506 antibiotic prescriptions per 1000 population were deemed appropriate, a study published in JAMA reported.
Concerns over lack of sterility and quality issues has prompted a recall of all sterile products aseptically compounded and packaged by Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals.