Foodborne Illnesses

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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