Elizabethkingia Resources and Image Library
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health is currently investigating an outbreak of bloodstream infections caused by bacteria called Elizabethkingia. Illness associated with Elizabethkingia typically affects people with compromised immune systems or serious underlying health conditions, and can lead to death. Elizabethkingia Resources Elizabethkingia web page: This page contains information about the current outbreak and...(see release)
Authors: Hon KL, Leung AKC, Leung K, Chan GCF PMID: 31416996 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionA Bayesian approach for transmission route reconstruction using epidemiologic data and genomic variants from WGS can be applied in actual VRE outbreaks. This may contribute to the design and implementation of effective infection control measures.
ConclusionTo successfully control the outbreak a customized bundled approach was necessary. Current guidelines should be adapted to be suitable for all types of residential care homes and to effectively combat the spread of multi resistant pathogens.
Authors: Foresto RD, Santos DWCL, Hazin MAA, Leyton ATZ, Tenório NC, Viana LA, Cristelli MP, Silva Júnior HT, Pestana JOM Abstract In 2004, a global spread of Chikungunya fever affected most tropical and subtropical regions of the world. In 2016, an outbreak occurred in Northeast Brazil with hundreds of cases documented. Solid organ transplant recipients have a modified immune response to infection and the clinical course is usually different from immunocompetent patients. The diagnosis can be challenging in this population. Most reports describe patients residing in endemic areas, although we must em...
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