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<em>E. coli</em> with Antibiotic-resistant <em>mcr-1</em> Gene Found in Connecticut Child
The CDC recently announced that their investigators have identified a strain of Escherichia coli with the colistin-resistance gene mcr-1 in a Connecticut child, in what is now the fourth patient in the United States to test positive for an isolate with mcr-1.
FDA Grants QIDP Designation to MGB-BP-3 to Treat <i>Clostridium difficile</i>-associated Diarrhea
The FDA has granted biopharmaceutical company, MGB Biopharma’s lead candidate, MGB-BP-3, Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea.
NoroCORE and the Perfect Pathogen: USDA-NIFA Efforts to Control Norovirus
Dubbed 'the perfect pathogen' by researchers, norovirus possesses all the markers of an ideal infectious agent.
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.
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