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Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—June 10, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Colistin-Resistant <em>E coli</em> Found in Almost All Residents of Rural Vietnam Village
Sixty-nine out of the 70 colistin-resistant isolates had either mcr-1 and/or mcr-3 genes.
Genome Sequencing Identifies Patterns in <i>C diff</i> Transmission and Infection
McGill University researchers find that infection with C difficile might more likely be linked to infected than colonized donors.
California Reports Over 100 Illnesses Associated with Canada's Norovirus Outbreak
The California Department of Public Health warns consumers to avoid the consumption of raw oysters harvested in British Columbia due to risk of contamination.
Recently Discovered Coronavirus Shows Potential for Cross-Species Transmission
A newly identified porcine virus has been found to be able to get into human cells in the laboratory setting.
Dry Rectal Swabs Prove Effective Alternative to Stool Samples for <i>C. diff</i> Diagnosis
A new study suggests that for simple PCR-based detection of C. diff, dry rectal swabs were an effective substitute to the use of stool samples.
Exploring Microbiome Changes Associated with <i>C. diff</i> to Prevent or Reverse Colonization
A recent review article looks at literature exploring risk factors and C. diff epidemiology to inform future preventive strategies.
Stronger Hand Hygiene & Environmental Cleaning Best Combination for Reducing <i>C. diff</i>
An economic evaluation finds that a bundled approach of stronger hand hygiene and improved environmental cleaning proved to be the best combination for reducing C. diff.
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