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Norovirus Outbreak on Toronto College Campus Appears Contained
Through environmental cleaning and student-oriented education, Humber College in Toronto, Canada, has managed to quell a nasty outbreak of norovirus.
Fecal Transplants Less Effective Than Previously Thought
The study is the first “head-to-head” comparison of fecal transplants and antibiotic treatments, which are presently the “standard” of care.
Heartburn Medications Dealt Another Blow by New Study
A new study has provided more evidence to show that certain heartburn medications may make individuals more susceptible to gastrointestinal infections.
Secretary-General Apologizes for UN's Role in Haiti's Devastating Cholera Outbreak
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offers a public apology for a role in Haiti’s devastating cholera outbreak.
EuSCAPE: Survey on Carbapenemase-producing <i>Enterobacteriaceae</i> in Europe
A recent study lead by researchers from the University of Freiburg analyzed the occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli in European hospitals.
Hospital Laundry Facilities Could Spread <i>C. difficile</i>
A study from University of Washington researchers uncovers how hospital laundry facilities may harbor dangerous Clostridium difficile spores, creating a potential community source for the bacterial pathogen.
“Handshake Stewardship” Program Sees Drop in Antibiotic Use and <em>C. diff</em> Rates
Doctors at the Children’s Hospital Colorado have published their research on a new approach to antibiotic stewardship, with promising reductions in antibiotic use and rates of Clostridium difficile.
New Study Shows High <em>C. difficile</em> Rates in Many US Hospitals
Consumer Reports recently evaluated more than 3,100 hospitals in the United States and found that about a third of them received a low rating for controlling infections from Clostridium difficile.