Foodborne Illnesses

FDA: Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat Imported From Venezuela

FDA: Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat Imported From Venezuela

Illnesses appear to be caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria.

High Rates of <i>Salmonella</i> Contamination Identified in Kratom

High Rates of Salmonella Contamination Identified in Kratom

As of end of May 2018, 199 cases of salmonellosis identified that were linked to kratom consumption.

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

Thirty people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States

Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States

Lone star tick is most common in the South, but may be spreading to new areas

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to <i>Salmonella</i> Risk

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Twenty-four people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

Acute infectious diarrhea: a clinical approach

Acute infectious diarrhea: a clinical approach

The first step for managing a patient with diarrhea is to determine the severity of dehydration according to the estimated volume loss and the symptoms and signs noted on physical examination.

Drug-resistant foodborne bacteria on the rise

Drug-resistant foodborne bacteria on the rise

In 2013, one-quarter of Campylobacter samples from infected people were resistant to quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, the agency said.

FDA introduces new food defense rule

FDA introduces new food defense rule

Goal is to protect U.S. food supply from potential terrorist acts.

Don't let spoiled food sour your patients' summer

Don't let spoiled food sour your patients' summer

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As more people grill and prepare food outdoors, are you prepared to treat patients who present with acute gastrointestinal illness?

Intranasal vaccine effective against Norwalk virus illness

Intranasal vaccine effective against Norwalk virus illness

Two doses of a virus-like particle vaccine protects against Norwalk virus gastroenteritis, infection.

New multidrug resistant salmonella strain emerging

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Reports of a strain of salmonella highly resistant to ciprofloxacin are increasing in several European countries, and health officials have identified isolates of the bacteria in the United States and Canada.

Ground turkey culprit in Salmonella outbreak

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Salmonella Heidelberg sickens 76, kills one in 26 state outbreak linked to ground turkey.

German sprouts blamed for E. coli outbreak

Tainted raw bean and seed sprouts grown in Germany spread the strain of Escherichia coli that caused an outbreak of enterohemorrhagic illness and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) there and in other European countries.

Travel medicine knowledge essential in age of globalization

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About 50% of people who travel to developing countries develop an illness. Find out how to prevent them with this travel medicine update from the American Academy of Physician Assistants' 39th Annual PA Meeting.

Multistate E. coli outbreak linked to hazelnuts

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The FDA and CDC are advising people in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin to discard in-shell hazelnuts and mixed-nut products that contain in-shell hazelnuts due to the potential for serious illness from possible E. coli 0157:H7 contamination.

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