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GASTROINTESTINAL INFECTIONS NEWS - Page 9

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.
Probiotics Could Offer Important Line of Defense Against Drug-resistant Bacteria
As the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria leads to higher rates of life-threatening infections from pathogens such Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), researchers are increasingly looking to probiotic treatment as an important part of fighting infections.
New Hampshire Beach Reopened After <em>E. coli</em> Discovery
The city of Manchester, New Hampshire health department reopened its Crystal Lake public beach after previous analyses found elevated levels of E. coli.
The United Nations Sets up Cholera Treatment Centers in South Sudan Amidst Increase of Cholera
A total of 808 cases of cholera have been found in the republic of South Sudan's capital city of Juba.
Source of Norovirus Outbreak in Florida School Still Unknown
Approximately 20 staff members from an elementary school in Casselberry, Florida are believed to have contracted norovirus infections last week, a school official confirmed with Contagion.
Tourists Can Import Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs
The researchers analyzed stool samples from travelers, both before and after their trips, and found that the intestinal tracts of 76% were colonized with superbugs.
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