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The Contagion® Gastrointestinal Infections specialty page provides gastrointestinal infection-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

GASTROINTESTINAL INFECTIONS NEWS - Page 9

Be Careful When You Prep this Favorite St. Patrick's Day Food
This traditional St. Patrick’s Day food could cause severe illness if not prepared correctly.
Risk Marker for Stomach Cancer Uses Acid Sensors to Control Colonization
In a new study, researchers have discovered that Helicobacter pylori, the presence of which is a risk factor for stomach cancer, uses multiple acid sensors to control colonization of the stomach.
Researchers Find That Antibiotics Should Not Be Taken for Traveler's Diarrhea
The results of a new study show that taking antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea could increase the risk of acquiring an extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL) infection.
Reducing Antibiotics Cuts <i>C. difficile</i> rates
A new study from the United Kingdom highlights the importance of antibiotic restriction in the reduction of hospital-acquired C. difficile infections.
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.
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