Atlanta hotel outbreak places spotlight on Legionnaires’ disease

August 15, 2019
The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel evacuated guests on July 15 due to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that killed one person and may have infected…
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Investigation links outbreak of S. paucimobilis bacteremia to drug diversion

August 7, 2019
Investigators linked a cluster of six patients diagnosed with Sphingomonas paucimobilis bacteremia at a New York hospital to drug diversion by a…
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WGS surveillance detects VRE outbreak linked to IV contrast

August 2, 2019
Whole-genome sequencing, or WGS, surveillance identified an outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infections that was linked to…
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Septic arthritis outbreak at NJ facility caused by injection safety violations

July 18, 2019
An outbreak of bacterial septic arthritis that affected 41 patients who received intra-articular injections at a private New Jersey outpatient…

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DRC a global public health emergency

July 17, 2019
An emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, met for the fourth time today to review the ongoing…
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Nigeria monkeypox outbreak shows evidence of human-to-human transmission

July 11, 2019
Since 2017, Nigeria has been experiencing the largest documented outbreak of human monkeypox caused by the West African clade of the virus, with some…

Multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to imported papayas

July 10, 2019
For the second time in 2 years, a multistate outbreak of Salmonella has been linked to papayas imported from Mexico. This one is being caused by…
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VIDEO: CDC traces unexplained bleeding outbreak to synthetic cannabinoids

May 7, 2019
ATLANTA — In this video, Erin Moritz, PhD, MS, a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer assigned to the Illinois Department of Public…
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VIDEO: Multistate outbreak of M. fortuitum linked to vaccine mishandling

May 5, 2019
ATLANTA — Infectious Disease News spoke with Erin Blau, DNP, MSN, a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer assigned to the Kentucky…
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Superbug infections in 17 states linked to weight loss surgeries in Mexico

May 3, 2019
Investigators identified dozens of “medical tourists” from 17 states who contracted a rare and highly resistant strain of Pseudomonas