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16 Apr 2015, 4:02 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). [read post]
4 Apr 2015, 10:01 pm by Dan Flynn
For the public, the response to the MMWR report was, “WTF? [read post]
4 Apr 2015, 6:46 am by Denis Stearns
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]
21 Mar 2015, 4:30 am by Jon Gelman
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;64:265–9 ….Jon L. [read post]
19 Mar 2015, 9:06 pm by Bill Marler
MMWR reports today that on July 19, 2014, a packing company in California (company A) (a.k.a. [read post]
13 Mar 2015, 6:09 pm by Patti Waller
An Introduction to ListeriaListeria (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]
9 Mar 2015, 4:11 pm by Patti Waller
The editorial note contained in the MMWR Weekly report indicated that the case suggested direct transmission of influenza virus from pig to human host. [read post]
4 Mar 2015, 5:32 pm by Bill Marler
On Monday August 15, 2005, the Seneca Lake County Health Department called the manager of the Spraypark to find out whether Spraypark patrons had reported becoming ill. [read post]
19 Feb 2015, 6:31 pm by Bill Marler
MMWR reported today: In August 2014, PulseNet, the national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, detected a multistate cluster of Salmonella enterica serotype Newport infections with an indistinguishable pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern (XbaI PFGE pattern JJPX01.0061).* Outbreaks of illnesses associated with this PFGE pattern have previously been linked to consumption of tomatoes harvested from Virginia’s Eastern Shore in the Delmarva region… [read post]
4 Feb 2015, 11:05 am by Robert Brammer
Much history of the federal government’s involvement in vaccination efforts is recounted in an article titled “Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, Immunizations, and MMWR — 1961–2011” by Alan R. [read post]
6 Jan 2015, 6:06 am by Christine Prokopick
Christopher Scott D’Angelo, MMWR Partner and Chairman of its International Practice, recently wrote an article published in the Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor about the importance of creating and maintaining a culture of compliance within a company. [read post]
5 Jan 2015, 8:19 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. [1] 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 pathogen has been… [read post]
3 Jan 2015, 8:25 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Tobacco Cessation Among Users of Telephone and Web-Based Interventions — Four States, 2011–2012 – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). [read post]
3 Jan 2015, 7:37 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. [1] 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 pathogen has been… [read post]
14 Dec 2014, 2:14 pm by Bill Marler
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [read post]
11 Dec 2014, 7:21 am by Erin C. Dougherty
Companies with questions regarding the FCPA, the Bribery Act, the OECD’s Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, and/or other related legislation, or seeking guidance in drafting or instituting anti-bribery compliance programs should contact a member of MMWR’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice group. [read post]