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Recent Spike in US Mumps Cases Linked to Vaccine's Waning Protection
New strains of the mumps virus are not to blame for the recent resurgence of cases, say researchers in a new study, instead pinning the recent outbreaks on declining protective effects of the mumps vaccine over time.
Meta-Analysis On the Utility of Nasal Swabs to Rule Out MRSA Pneumonia
Many patients with pneumonia are empirically treated with anti-MRSA therapy, leaving antimicrobial stewardship programs faced with the challenge of identifying patients who truly warrant continuation of this therapy.
Risk of Dying from Infections Following Kidney Transplantation Drops by Half In Finland
Organ donor recipients taking anti-rejection medications are at risk for infection, but a new study has found that the rate of death from such infections has declined significantly.
CDC Deems Multistate <i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Linked to Chicken Salad Over
The contaminated chicken salad has sickened over 260 individuals in 8 states and claimed 1 life.
Surgeon General Addresses Opioid Epidemic, Public Health Challenges During Keynote at National Public Health Week: Public Health Watch
In an era of in which everything is political—and politics is perhaps more polarized than ever before—Dr. Adams is advocating for what APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, described as the “sensible middle.”
Rare Cholera Outbreak Hits Vancouver Island, Canada
A rare cholera outbreak on Vancouver Island, Canada has been linked with the consumption of herring eggs.
Microbiota-Based Therapy Shows Promise for <i>C. difficile</i> Sufferers
One dose of microbiota-based therapy proved more effective than 2 at wiping out recurrent C. difficile infection.
Should Early FMT Be First-Line Treatment for Severe CDI?
Given the impressive efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) on decreasing recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), the next logical step is seeing how it works for hospitalized patients with CDI.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.