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14 Apr 2016, 10:00 pm by News Desk
Limited progress in reducing foodborne illness ratesThe MMWR also included the most recent data from CDC’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, known as FoodNet. [read post]
1 Apr 2016, 8:55 pm by Bill Marler
The report appears in today’s issue of Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). [read post]
1 Apr 2016, 8:55 pm by Bill Marler
The report appears in today’s issue of Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). [read post]
22 Jan 2016, 7:43 pm by Bill Marler
An Introduction to Listeria Listeria (pronounced liss-STEER-ē-uh) is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that can grow under either anaerobic (without oxygen) or aerobic (with oxygen) conditions. [4, 18] Of the six species of Listeria, only L. monocytogenes (pronounced maw-NO-site-aw-JUH-neez) causes disease in humans. [18] These bacteria multiply best at 86-98.6 degrees F (30-37 degrees C), but also multiply better than all other bacteria at refrigerator temperatures, something that allows… [read post]
5 Jan 2016, 6:09 am by Nancy E. Halpern, DVM, Esq.
In late December the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an article in MMWR titled “Rabies in a Dog Imported from Egypt with a Falsified Rabies Vaccination Certificate — Virginia, 2015” which, because of its significance to human and animal health, is republished in full here and (except for the accompanying table available here). [read post]
31 Dec 2015, 1:48 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) January 1, 2016: “Although the number of TB cases in 44 states and Puerto Rico and the percentage of index patients with no contacts elicited declined from 2003 to 2012, the percentage of contacts who were examined did not change, and fewer than half of contacts who received a diagnosis of LTBI completed treatment. [read post]
18 Dec 2015, 3:50 pm by Jon Gelman
Workers' Compensation has experienced the consequences of the national epidemic of drug and opioid deaths. [read post]
8 Dec 2015, 6:44 pm 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]
20 Oct 2015, 3:07 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 Oct 2015, 8:34 pm by Bill Marler
The most updated version of these recommendations can be found on CDC’s MMWR Web site. [read post]
11 Sep 2015, 7:52 pm by Bill Marler
Minnesota State health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis associated with eating at Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota. [read post]
8 Sep 2015, 9:26 pm by Denis Stearns
Salmonella is a bacterium that causes one of the most common enteric (intestinal) infections in the United States – salmonellosis. [read post]
5 Sep 2015, 6:40 pm by Bruce Clark
An Introduction to Salmonella Bacteria Salmonella is a bacterium that causes one of the most common enteric (intestinal) infections in the United States – salmonellosis. [read post]
29 Aug 2015, 10:58 am by Drew Falkenstein
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]
27 Aug 2015, 7:24 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
CDC  MMWR August 28, 2015 / 64(33);889-896 – “Since 1994, the National Immunization Survey (NIS) has monitored vaccination coverage among U.S. children aged 19–35 months. [read post]