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Backyard poultry linked to increasing Salmonella outbreaks in US

September 26, 2016

The increasing popularity of backyard poultry flocks has been associated with an increase in salmonellosis outbreaks that have particularly impacted children, according to a study that examined all reported cases of salmonellosis in the United States during a 25-year period.

“[Sixty-two percent] of case-patients reported contact with baby chicks or ducklings, and 45% were aged 10 years or younger,” Colin Basler, DVM, MPH, Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the CDC, and colleagues wrote in Emerging Infectious Diseases. “Most contact occurred at the patients’ home, and high-risk behaviors included keeping poultry inside the house and having close contact, such as holding, snuggling, or kissing poultry.”

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Intussusception hospitalizations rise in some infants after initial RV vaccination

September 22, 2016
A spike in intussusception hospitalization rates occurred in children aged 8 to 11 weeks after children received initial doses of RotaTeq or Rotarix vaccine for…
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Malaysian students’ knowledge of HBV, HCV considered ‘low’

September 21, 2016
International students attending a leading research university in Malaysia were not fully knowledgeable about hepatitis B and C viruses, according to recent findings…

Kellogg recalls Eggo whole wheat waffles over Listeria threat

September 20, 2016
Kellogg Company issued a voluntary recall of some Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat waffles over fears that the popular breakfast food might be contaminated with Listeria
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Differentiating and Managing Diarrhea: A Persistent Dilemma

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Chapter 26: Medical Management of Severe Ulcerative Colitis

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Backyard poultry linked to increasing Salmonella outbreaks in US

September 26, 2016
The increasing popularity of backyard poultry flocks has been associated with an increase in salmonellosis outbreaks that have particularly impacted…

In the Journals

Intussusception hospitalizations rise in some infants after initial RV vaccination

September 22, 2016
A spike in intussusception hospitalization rates occurred in children aged 8 to 11 weeks after children received initial doses of RotaTeq or Rotarix…

In the Journals Plus

Malaysian students’ knowledge of HBV, HCV considered ‘low’

September 21, 2016
International students attending a leading research university in Malaysia were not fully knowledgeable about hepatitis B and C viruses, according to…

Kellogg recalls Eggo whole wheat waffles over Listeria threat

September 20, 2016
Kellogg Company issued a voluntary recall of some Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat waffles over fears that the popular breakfast food might be…

AASLD/IDSA recommend HBV testing in HCV guidance update

September 20, 2016
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America recommend all patients beginning…

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Screening strip validated to test for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

September 19, 2016
The PeriScreen strip provides an efficient, affordable way to diagnose spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with cirrhosis, according to…

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Resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella more prevalent in blood than stool

September 16, 2016
More than 25% of all blood samples collected from nontyphoidal Salmonella patients from 2003 to 2013 were antibiotic resistant, as opposed to…

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From the inside out: Gastrointestinal decontamination in children with intestinal failure

Infectious Disease News, September 2016
Leah Molloy, PharmD
Intestinal failure in children is often caused by congenital disorders like gastroschisis or Hirshsprung’s disease, or may be a sequela of…

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Addition of PEG-IFN to ART does not improve hepatitis B clearance rates

September 15, 2016
The addition of pegylated interferon to tenofovir-containing ART did not improve long-term hepatitis B e and surface antigen clearance rates in…

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Ethiopia unable to provide effective national response to viral hepatitis

September 12, 2016
Ethiopia still lacks required partnerships and resource mobilization for an effective national health response to viral hepatitis, according to a…

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