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The recent news story about patients at UCLA medical center developing a life-threatening infection has been shocking. Two of seven infected patients died from the nightmare bacteria carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) after an ordinary medical device was used to inspect their digestive system. In this specific case, a type of endoscope called a duodenoscope was used to perform the procedure. Although the design of the duodenoscope largely carried the blame, the medical community should now be looking to make all types of upper endoscopy safer, because many of them have been implicated in other outbreaks of dangerous bacteria and viruses.
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Publication date: March 2019Source: LWT, Volume 102Author(s): E.V. Arias-Rios, G.R. Acuff, A. Castillo, L.M. Lucia, S.E. Niebuhr, J.S. DicksonAbstractOnion powder and talc were inoculated with one of three groups of Salmonella enterica or a putative surrogate, Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354, and the radiation sensitivity of S. enterica was compared to E. faecium. For both inoculated onion powder and inoculated talc, D10-values were greater for E. faecium than any of the three groups of S. enterica. The survival of E. faecium in irradiated talc was used to estimate the potential survival of S. enterica in irradiated spice...
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University of Wisconsin Hospital says 10 others recovered and were released; blames outbreak on since-flushed hot water system
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Adam Bros. Farming Inc., in Santa Barbara County, California, said it is also recalling red and green leaf lettuce as well as cauliflower.
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Adam Bros. Farming Inc., in Santa Barbara County, California, said it is also recalling red and green leaf lettuce as well as cauliflower.
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This study was undertaken to determine if cells of selected Salmonella enterica and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) strains, artificially inoculated onto the flowers of vegetable plants, will result in contamination of sprouts/seedlings that develop from seeds produced by the inoculated flowers. Pistils of alfalfa, fenugreek, lettuce, and tomato flowers were inoculated with cells of selected S. enterica or EHEC strains. A total of 906, 715, 1,237, and 1,276 mature seeds, produced by lettuce, tomato, alfalfa or fenugreek flowers inoculated with Salmonella were collected as 48, 94, 109, and 116 composite samples (3...
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This study aimed to understand the geographical distribution of tick species, along with tick-associated viruses, in Heilongjiang Province, northeast China. Molecular methods were used to classify tick species, with next-generation sequencing and polymerase chain reaction-based analyses used to assess the viromes of ticks from four representative sampling locations in the Greater Khingan Mountains. Five species of ixodid ticks were identified, including Ixodes persulcatus, Dermacentor nuttalli, Dermacentor silvarum, Haemaphysalis longicornis, and Haemaphysalis concinna. From the 1102 ticks, 3,568,561 high-quality reads wer...
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Publication date: Available online 17 December 2018Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): Simon Gubbins, Arjan Stegeman, Eyal Klement, Ledi Pite, Alessandro Broglia, José Cortiñas AbrahantesAbstractLumpy skin disease has recently emerged as a major threat to cattle populations outside of Africa, where it is endemic. In 2015 the first ever European outbreaks occurred in Greece, which were followed by spread across much of the Balkans in 2016. Here we use a simple mathematical model for the transmission of lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) between herds to explore factors influencing its spread by fitti...
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University of Wisconsin Hospital says 10 others recovered and were released; blames outbreak on since-flushed hot water system
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GIDEON what’s new summary: December 16 to December 18, 2018 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (21 updates) 21 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (139 updates) 17 Clinical notes44 Diseases78 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (2 updates) 2 Vaccines The post Update: December 18, 2018 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- The California farm where romaine lettuce was implicated in the recent nationwide E. coli outbreak said it is expanding its recall to include other forms of produce. According to a company statement, Adam Bros. Farming...
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