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Cryptosporidiosis outbreak linked to calves involved in rollover accident

December 19, 2014

An outbreak of six cases of cryptosporidiosis was identified among emergency responders to a rollover accident involving a tractor-trailer carrying approximately 350 preweaned Holstein calves, according to an MMWR report.

The truck overturned near Colby, Kansas, during a snowstorm in March 2013. Many of the calves died in the accident, and others were scattered outside and unable to walk due to their age and injuries. Responders carried the surviving calves onto trailers.

CDC, FDA: Multistate listeriosis outbreak linked to caramel apples

December 19, 2014
The CDC and FDA announced an ongoing investigation of an outbreak of listeria infections associated with commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples.As of Dec. 18…

Patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections achieved clinical response with eravacycline

December 19, 2014
Positive preliminary results from the phase 3 IGNITE 1 trial indicate that eravacycline is non-inferior to ertapenem in achieving clinical response in patients with…
In the Journals

Global life expectancy increasing; HCV-related liver cancer deaths up 125%

December 17, 2014
Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 suggest that global life expectancy has increased by 5.8 years among men and 6.6 years among women from 1990 to…
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Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

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An estimated 1.2 million cases of giardiasis and 750,000 cases of cryptosporidiosis occur in the United States…
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Infection is 'No. 1 cause' for acute on chronic liver failure in western countries

November 9, 2014
BOSTON – Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, associate professor of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Virginia…
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In the Journals

Cryptosporidiosis outbreak linked to calves involved in rollover accident

December 19, 2014
An outbreak of six cases of cryptosporidiosis was identified among emergency responders to a rollover accident involving a tractor-trailer carrying…

CDC, FDA: Multistate listeriosis outbreak linked to caramel apples

December 19, 2014
The CDC and FDA announced an ongoing investigation of an outbreak of listeria infections associated with commercially produced, prepackaged caramel…

Patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections achieved clinical response with eravacycline

December 19, 2014
Positive preliminary results from the phase 3 IGNITE 1 trial indicate that eravacycline is non-inferior to ertapenem in achieving clinical response…
In the Journals

Global life expectancy increasing; HCV-related liver cancer deaths up 125%

December 17, 2014
Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 suggest that global life expectancy has increased by 5.8 years among men and 6.6 years among…
In the Journals

Entecavir decreased HBV incidence, reactivation in patients undergoing R-CHOP for lymphoma

December 16, 2014
In a new phase 3 study, patients seropositive for the hepatitis B surface antigen with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who underwent chemotherapy with…
In the Journals

CDI burden underestimated using only hospital inpatient surveillance

December 11, 2014
New data suggest that a substantial number of Clostridium difficile infections may be missed if surveillance does not include outpatient settings…
In the Journals

Steroid use, red blood cell transfusion associated with CMV colitis

December 10, 2014
Among immunocompetent adult patients, steroid use and red blood cell transfusion within 1 month of colitis diagnosis were independent risk factors…
In the Journals

HEV led to various hepatic manifestations, neurological syndromes

December 9, 2014
Many patients diagnosed with autochthonous hepatitis E virus infection in England eventually developed various hepatic manifestations because of the…
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HBV, HCV patients often lacked immunity, vaccination against HAV, HBV

December 8, 2014
Among patients with chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C, approximately 40% had no documented immunity or vaccination against hepatitis A or…
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FDA approves Xpert norovirus on-demand molecular test

December 3, 2014
The manufacturer of Xpert Norovirus, the first on-demand molecular test for detection of norovirus, has received FDA clearance to market the test…
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