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Measles, mumps outbreaks reveal need for hospital control strategies

July 5, 2018
Responses to recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in the United States demonstrated the need for infection control strategies at heath care…

Disease outbreaks caused by cereal ‘extremely uncommon’

June 18, 2018
Kellogg’s voluntarily recalled packages of Honey Smacks last week after the cereal was linked to an outbreak of Salmonella involving dozens of…
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No pan-resistant C. auris isolates in NYC outbreak

June 9, 2018
ATLANTA — An analysis of nearly 700 Candida auris isolates from New York City showed that none were resistant to all three classes of…

Malaria in 2018: A glass half full

Infectious Disease News, May 2018
Philip J Rosenthal, MD
Malaria has been one of the most important infectious diseases of humans for millennia. Our understanding of malaria has progressed steadily, from…

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…
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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