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3 Jun 2014, 7:58 pm by Bill Marler
The recommendations, which underscore provisions in the Food and Drug Administration model Food Code (http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/RetailFoodProtection/FoodCode/default.htm) and CDC guidelines (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6003a1.htm), include: Making sure food service workers practice proper hand washing and use utensils and single-use disposable gloves to avoid touching ready-to-eat foods with bare hands, Certifying kitchen managers and training food service… [read post]
2 Jun 2014, 6:11 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Measles — United States, January 1–May 23, 2014 - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Early Release May 29, 2014 / 63(Early Release);1-4 “Two hundred and eighty-eight cases of measles were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2014. [read post]
10 May 2014, 9:25 am by Bill Marler
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2010;59;817-818. [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 6:40 am by Bill Marler
MMWR weighs in:  On June 27, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health notified CDC of two patients with invasive Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis) whose clinical isolates had indistinguishable pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns. [read post]
24 Mar 2014, 4:12 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Weekly, March 21, 2014 / 63(11);229-233. [read post]
2 Mar 2014, 10:03 pm by News Desk
The entire study and its findings can be found on the MMWR website. [read post]
1 Mar 2014, 3:41 am by Bill Marler
The CDC published this week in MMWR that in August 2012, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) was notified of gastrointestinal illness outbreaks in two unnamed Arkansas state prisons. [read post]
1 Mar 2014, 3:38 am by Drew Falkenstein
The CDC published this week in MMWR that in August 2012, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) was notified of gastrointestinal illness outbreaks in two unnamed Arkansas state prisons. [read post]
1 Mar 2014, 3:36 am by Bill Marler
Eight Salmonella Serotypes Identified The CDC published this week in MMWR that in August 2012, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) was notified of gastrointestinal illness outbreaks in two unnamed Arkansas state prisons. [read post]
8 Dec 2013, 8:44 pm by Bill Marler
Botulism is a rare, life-threatening paralytic illness caused by neurotoxins produced by an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. [read post]
7 Dec 2013, 9:03 am by Bill Marler
Introduction to Shigella Shigella is a species of enteric bacteria that causes disease in humans and other primates. [16, 20] The disease caused by the ingestion of Shigella bacteria is referred to as shigellosis, which is most typically associated with diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. [11, 16] “Shigella infection is the third most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in the United States, after Campylobacter infection and Salmonella infection and ahead of E. coli O157… [read post]
7 Dec 2013, 8:47 am by Bill Marler
An Introduction to Norovirus The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that noroviruses cause nearly 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis annually, making noroviruses the leading cause of gastroenteritis in adults in the United States. [5, 9, 13, 31]  According to a relatively recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine: The Norwalk agent was the first virus that was identified as causing gastroenteritis in humans, but recognition of its importance as a… [read post]
6 Dec 2013, 9:28 pm by Bill Marler
The CDC reported that the incidence of Campylobacter infection decreased by 30 percent in the ten-year period between 1996 and 2006 (MMWR, 2007, April 13). [read post]
6 Dec 2013, 6:35 am by Bill Marler
Exposure to hepatitis A virus (“HAV”) can cause an acute infection of the liver that is typically mild and resolves on its own.[1]  The symptoms and duration of illness vary a great deal, with many persons showing no symptoms at all.[2]  Fever and jaundice are two of the symptoms most commonly associated with hepatitis A infection.[3]   Hepatitis infections have plagued humans. [read post]
5 Dec 2013, 5:23 pm by Daniel B. Cohen
The April 16, 1993, issue started with an introduction describing a new series in MMWR on emerging infectious diseases. [read post]