Q&A: Multistate outbreak from romaine lettuce raises questions about food safety

May 4, 2018
In mid-April, the CDC and FDA announced that a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli 0157:H7 infections was linked to…
Meeting News

Large C. auris outbreak in UK ICU linked to thermometers

April 26, 2018
Researchers linked one of the largest Candida auris outbreaks ever reported to thermometer use at a neurosciences ICU in the United Kingdom. …

FDA announces recall of over 200 million eggs

April 16, 2018
More than 200 million eggs have been recalled because of potential Salmonella contamination, the FDA recently announced. The FDA, along with the…

US measles outbreaks catalyzed by vaccine hesitancy

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2018
Just 14 years after the elimination of endemic measles was documented within the United States, a record 667 cases of the disease were reported in…

C. auris continues to spread, causing large outbreaks in Europe

April 5, 2018
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, or ECDC, has released a new report demonstrating a substantial increase in the number of…

Mumps outbreak linked to dance event in Delaware

March 29, 2018
Several mumps cases have been reported in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in relation to exposure at a dance event held in New Castle County

Travelers at three US airports may have been exposed to measles

March 15, 2018
People at three United States airports may have been exposed to measles this month by infected air passengers returning from abroad, according to…

Thousands may have been exposed to mumps at cheerleading event in Texas

March 8, 2018
The Texas Department of State Health Services has contacted parents and participants of a national cheerleading event that included thousands of…
Pharmacology Consult

Triple threat: Treatment challenges for emerging pathogens

Infectious Disease News, February 2018
Ashley Cubillos, PharmD, BCPS; Kimberly Boeser, PharmD, MPH, BCPS AQ-ID
Health care-associated infections, or HAIs, and inappropriate antimicrobial use independently lead to worse patient outcomes, but together they can…

Measles cases in Europe more than tripled in 2017

February 13, 2018
The number of measles cases skyrocketed in Europe last year to more than triple the number reported in 2016, health officials said. The increase was…