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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]
5 Dec 2013, 12:44 pm by Bill Marler
Like some look forward to their favorite magazine, I look forward to receiving my copy  – now online  – of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). [read post]
14 Nov 2013, 7:04 pm by Bill Marler
Overview Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a spore-forming, gram-positive anaerobic bacillus that produces two toxins: toxin A and toxin B. [read post]
9 Nov 2013, 7:26 pm by Bill Marler
” http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/saintpaul/alfalfa/, http://www.whas11.com/news/iteam/Salmonella-Outbreak-Linked-to-Louisville-Seed-Company-83577137.html, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5818a4.htm, See PDF linking outbreak to Jimmy John’s a.k.a. [read post]
9 Nov 2013, 5:29 am by Mark Zamora
Persons who use dietary supplements for weight loss or muscle gain should do so with caution and under a medical provider's close supervision.http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6240a1.htm [read post]
7 Nov 2013, 7:32 pm by Bill Marler
MMWR Weekly November 8, 2013 / 62(44);874-876 In October 2012 the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) identified three cases of laboratory-confirmed Campylobacter jejuni infection in Vermont residents; the isolates had indistinguishable pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns. [read post]
2 Nov 2013, 8:10 pm by Bill Marler
” http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/saintpaul/alfalfa/, http://www.whas11.com/news/iteam/Salmonella-Outbreak-Linked-to-Louisville-Seed-Company-83577137.html, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5818a4.htm, See PDF linking outbreak to Jimmy John’s a.k.a. [read post]
2 Nov 2013, 7:43 pm by Bill Marler
” http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/saintpaul/alfalfa/, http://www.whas11.com/news/iteam/Salmonella-Outbreak-Linked-to-Louisville-Seed-Company-83577137.html, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5818a4.htm, See PDF linking outbreak to Jimmy John’s a.k.a. [read post]
31 Oct 2013, 9:52 pm by Bill Marler
” http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/saintpaul/alfalfa/, http://www.whas11.com/news/iteam/Salmonella-Outbreak-Linked-to-Louisville-Seed-Company-83577137.html, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5818a4.htm, See PDF linking outbreak to Jimmy John’s a.k.a. [read post]
31 Oct 2013, 9:44 pm by Bill Marler
” http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/saintpaul/alfalfa/, http://www.whas11.com/news/iteam/Salmonella-Outbreak-Linked-to-Louisville-Seed-Company-83577137.html, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5818a4.htm, See PDF linking outbreak to Jimmy John’s a.k.a. [read post]