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GI outbreak sickens 186 students at Pennsylvania college

February 11, 2016

An unidentified gastrointestinal illness has sickened at least 186 students at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, as well as some members of the faculty and staff, according to press releases from the school and the Montgomery County Health Department.

Although norovirus is suspected, public health officials of the Pennsylvania county wrote that the source of the illness has not yet been identified and that precautions should be taken to prevent potential foodborne or person-to-person transmission.

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GI outbreak sickens 186 students at Pennsylvania college

February 11, 2016
An unidentified gastrointestinal illness has sickened at least 186 students at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, as well as some members of the…
In the Journals

IBD treatment increases children’s risk for varicella, herpes zoster hospitalization

February 10, 2016
Children who receive immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases are at an increased risk for varicella- and herpes zoster-related…
In the Journals

Baraclude safely reduces HBV DNA among children, adolescents

February 8, 2016
In a randomized phase 3 study, children and adolescents with chronic hepatitis B virus infection treated with Baraclude showed reduced infection…
In the Journals

Updated ESPGHAN guideline says age of gluten introduction in infants does not affect celiac disease risk

February 5, 2016
The European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has released a position paper stating that new evidence shows age of…
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