Kingston Pharma, LLC RECALLS " DG ™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” Because of Possible Health Risk
Kingston Pharma, LLC recalls Lot KL180157 of its 2-fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles of DG ™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/ Bacillus circulans. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Recall: Dollar General Baby Cough Syrup Can Cause Vomiting, Diarrhea
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (CBS) – A baby cough syrup sold nationwide at Dollar General stores is being recalled because it could cause vomiting and diarrhea. Kingston Pharma is recalling a lot of its DG/Health Naturals Baby Cough Syrup + Mucus because testing showed some bottles may be contaminated with Bacillus cereus or circulans, bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness. No ill effects have been reported in connection with the recalled cough syrup, but the bacteria has been known to trigger serious or even deadly illnesses. The recalled bottles are marked Lot KL180157 with an expiration date of 11/20 and UPC c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Cough Syrup Recall Source Type: news

Kingston Pharma, LLC RECALLS " DG ™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” Because of Possible Health Risk
Kingston Pharma, LLC of Massena, NY is recalling Lot KL180157 of its 2-fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles of DG ™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/ Bacillus circulans. Bacillus cereus in food products has the potential to produce two forms of gastrointestinal illness, one being a syndrome primarily of vomiting, and the other of diarrhea. Most often, illnesses are mild and self-limiting, although more serious and even lethal cases have occurred. Individuals at risk for more severe forms of illness include infants, young children, and others w...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 20, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

More scrutiny needed for less-deadly foodborne bacteria
(Penn State) Employing advanced genetic-tracing techniques and sharing the data produced in real time could limit the spread of bacteria -- Bacillus cereus -- which cause foodborne illness, according to researchers who implemented whole-genome sequencing of a pathogen-outbreak investigation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Persistent B. cereus Bacteremia in Persons Who Inject Drugs Persistent B. cereus Bacteremia in Persons Who Inject Drugs
What was the common source of infection in these cases of persistent B. cereus bacteremia?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Lifestyle switching -- Bacillus cereus is able to resist certain antibiotic therapies
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) The pathogenic bacterium Bacillus cereus causes vomiting and diarrhoea as well as systemic and local infections. A team from the Vetmeduni Vienna has reported for the first time that B. cereus, following contact with certain antibiotics, can switch into a special slowed-down mode. The bacteria then form small colony variants (SVCs) that are difficult to diagnose and almost impossible to treat with certain antibiotics. This discovered mechanism may provide an alternative explanation for antibiotic resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bacillus cereus Blood Stream InfectionsBacillus cereus Blood Stream Infections
This study investigated the clinical characteristics and antimicrobial susceptibility of Bacillus cereus, a common cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 1, 2015 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Food-poisoning pathogen: A multi-faceted poison?
The Bacillus cereus bacteria is one of the potential causes of food poisoning. A recent study shows that this versatile pathogen produces 19 different variants of a poison that causes nausea and vomiting in human beings. This variety could explain why some cases are relatively benign and others can result in death. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

A multi-faceted poison
(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) The Bacillus cereus bacteria is one of the potential causes of food poisoning. Indeed, a recent study in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry shows that this versatile pathogen produces 19 different variants of a poison that causes nausea and vomiting in human beings. This variety could explain why some cases are relatively benign and others can result in death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

PHE bulletin: 30 June 2014
This issue covers the PHE business plan and remit letter, knowledge strategy and an update on bacillus cereus infections. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 2, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Contaminated Ventilator Air Flow Sensor and Bacillus cereusContaminated Ventilator Air Flow Sensor and Bacillus cereus
A contaminated ventilator air flow sensor led to the colonization of Bacillus cereus in the NICU. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Clinical Notes: FDA Turns Up Heat on Compounders
(MedPage Today) -- FDA inspectors found all but one of 29 compounding pharmacies making sterile products to be violating federal standards. Also this week: NICUs urged to be serious about B. cereus. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Structural studies of a toxin from Bacillus cereus that causes diarrhea
Food poisoning caused by Bacillus cereus can lead to diarrhea which is probably caused by a 3-component toxin which is produced by this bacteria strain and which perforates and kills cells. New research has revealed one of the protein structures of this toxin and has led to a better understanding of the mechanisms behind multi-component, pore-forming toxins. These findings can enhance food safety. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 4, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news