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Recent <em>Salmonella</em> Outbreak in Utah Linked with Raw Milk
Utah Department of Health officials are investigating a cluster of illnesses associated with raw milk from Heber Valley Milk in Wasatch County.
Drug-resistant <em>Shigella</em> Infection Risk Among Men Who have Sex with Men
In the United States, Shigellosis causes approximately 500,000 illnesses annually and resistance to drugs to treat the infection, such as ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone, and azithromycin, is emerging.
German Researchers Find a Surprising Source of Drug-resistant <em>E. Coli</em> in Hospitals
A group of German researchers recently published an investigative study on the source of drug-resistant pathogens in hospitals and treatment centers.
<em>Cryptosporidium</em> Outbreak Continues to Grow in Central Ohio
Ohio public health officials are working with pools, schools, and childcare facilities to prevent new infections after Cryptosporidium (Crypto) outbreak grows.
New Discovery Sheds Light on How Norovirus Works and Ways to Stop It
Researchers still know very little about just how norovirus works, but a new study has shed light on how norovirus gets into cells and causes disease.
Screening and Isolation of <em>C. difficile</em> Carriers Can Lower Incidence of Infections
A new study shows that detecting and isolating Clostridium difficile carriers when they are admitted to hospitals can significantly reduce the incidence of new infections from the pathogen. 
Study Finds Food and Healthcare Workers More Susceptible to Norovirus
Individuals who handle foods in the course of their work, as well as those working in healthcare settings, have a higher risk for infection with highly contagious, gastroenteritis-inducing noroviruses when an outbreak occurs where they work.
New Genetic Research Holds Promise for <em>C. Difficile</em> Treatment
In the battle against drug-resistant pathogens, genetic research holds promising answers to our toughest threats. A new study shows that the best tool for treating Clostridium difficile infections could be within the genome of the bacteria itself.