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Puppy Poop Infection Tally Rises to 67 People in 15 States
TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 -- An outbreak of a potentially deadly bacteria linked to contaminated puppy poop has spread to 15 states, a new federal report shows. These multidrug-resistant Campylobacter infections have now sickened 67 people. In the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kissing your puppy could send you to the hospital; CDC says virus is spreading
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that 16 more Americans have been diagnosed with Campylobacter, an infection commonly found in puppies. The bacteria strain can be transmitted through close contact such as cuddling and kissing. According to the CDC, the latest report further marks a sweeping outbreak across the country, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contaminated chicken: Government looks at farmers, rather than processing plants, for the blame
(Natural News) Butchers and small-scale farm shops are currently being scrutinized by the Food Standard Agency (FSA) amidst allegations that they are selling chicken contaminated with the food poisoning bacterium Campylobacter, according to a report by The Daily Mail. The FSA has determined 54 percent of chicken sold on High Street (a primary business street market... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2015 NARMS Integrated Report (2017)
Report presents information and trends on Salmonella, Campylobacter, E.coli and Enterococcus in the food animal supply. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chicken food poisoning levels falling
The bug campylobacter, present in some chickens, is the leading cause of food poisoning in the UK. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IFSAC Webinar: Foodborne illness source attribution estimates for 2013 for Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, and Campylobacter
October 20, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multidrug-Resistant Campylobacter Outbreak Linked to Pet Store Puppies Reaches 12 States (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS A Campylobacter outbreak linked to pet store puppies has affected 55 people in 12 states, the CDC said in an advisory. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Germs in the kitchen: Salmonella better known than Campylobacter
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) What health risks are consumers aware of? What are they concerned about? The answers to these questions are provided by the BfR Consumer Monitor, a representative population survey conducted regularly by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). On the one hand it reflects the public perception in Germany with regard to consumer health protection topics, while on the other hand it is an essential indicator for recognizing possible false estimations on the part of the general public early on. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Puppies linked to outbreak of bacterial illness
The CDC has traced 55 of cases of illness to a Campylobacter infection spread by puppies, including some from Petland pet stores. David Highfield of CBS Pittsburgh station KDKA reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppy Poop Infections Now Affecting 55 People in 12 States
CDC says Campylobacter bacteria can be transmitted by handling dogs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bacterial Infections, Pet Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppy poop infections now affecting 55 people in 12 states
Puppies are transmitting potentially deadly Campylobacter bacteria infections via contaminated poop to the humans who handle them. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

55 in 12 States Hit With Puppy Poop Infections
CDC says Campylobacter bacteria can be transmitted by handling dogs (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppy Poop Infections Now Affecting 55 People in 12 States
TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 -- Cute, yes, but touching them might send you to the hospital. Puppies are transmitting potentially deadly Campylobacter bacteria infections via contaminated poop to the humans who handle them, with 55 people now sickened in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Associated with Consuming Undercooked Chicken Liver Mousse — Clark County, Washington, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why You Should Think Twice About Playing With Puppies in a Pet Store
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized animals campylobacter campylobacter outbreak Dog Dogs health risks pet diseases pet store outbreak Petland Pets public health puppies puppy puppy outbreak Source Type: news

Pet-Store Puppies Linked To Campylobacter Outbreak In People
Adorable fuzzy puppies aren't usually thought of as disease vectors. But they come with germs, too. It's not clear how pet-store puppies caused dozens of humans to get sick with Campylobacter.(Image credit: joshblake/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Greta Jochem Source Type: news

Pet Store Puppies Linked To Campylobacter Outbreak In People
Adorable fuzzy puppies aren't usually thought of as disease vectors. But they come with germs, too. It's not clear how pet store puppies caused dozens of humans to get sick with Campylobacter.(Image credit: joshblake/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Greta Jochem Source Type: news

CDC investigating infection outbreak it links to puppies from Petland
There have been 39 cases of human campylobacter infection, the CDC said Monday. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Human Bacterial Infection Outbreak Linked to Puppies From Petland
Health officials across the country are investigating a multi-state outbreak of human bacterial infections linked to puppies sold through Petland, an Ohio-based chain that operates stores in the U.S. and abroad, including in Japan, South Africa, Mexico and Canada. As of Sept. 11 this year, 39 cases of human Campylobacter infections — which can spread through contact with dog feces and usually does not spread from one person to another — have been reported in seven states: Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The first case was reported on Sept. 15 last year, and the most recen...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized onetime outbreaks Pets Source Type: news

39 Americans sickened by their PUPPIES
The CDC said on Monday that 39 people in the US contracted a Campylobacter infection from puppies in the past year. Nine were hospitalized, but there have been no deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Infected From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC
29 cases of campylobacter reported in 7 states (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppies from pet store chain sicken 39 people, CDC says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday it is investigating a multistate outbreak of campylobacter infections linked to contact with puppies sold through Petland, a national pet store chain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Picking Up Infection from Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC
29 cases of campylobacter reported in 7 states Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Animal Diseases and Your Health, Pet Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Picking Up Infection From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC
MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 -- Bacterial infections that have sickened 39 people in seven states have been linked to puppies sold through Petland, a national pet store chain, U.S. health officials say. Campylobacter infections have been reported between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Occupational Distribution of Campylobacter and Salmonella Occupational Distribution of Campylobacter and Salmonella
Although Campylobacter and Salmonella infections are typically considered foodborne, occupational exposure is not uncommon. Which occupations may pose an increased risk for these infections?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Campylobacter fetus Pleuropneumonia and Bacteremia in an Adult Immunocompetent Patient
Campylobacter fetus is a commensal in the intestinal tract of many domestic animals but can also cause infections in animals and humans [1]. Campylobacter species usually cause acute gastrointestinal infections, with Campylobacter jejuni being the most frequent cause. C. fetus is rarely isolated and mainly causes infections in neonates, elderly persons, immunocompromised patients, and those having underlying chronic diseases [2]. Few cases of C. fetus infection in immunocompetent individuals have been reported [3,4]. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 17, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Boris Luk šić, Svjetlana Karabuva, Marina Radić, Jakica Karanović, Bruno Lukšić Source Type: news

Kitchen sponges may be a 'bacteria hotspot' – but no need to worry
Conclusion There's no need to panic about the results of this study. Bacteria are everywhere, so it's no surprise to find them growing in kitchens. The researchers say sponges, being porous and usually damp, represent ideal conditions for bacteria to grow. The study found that one of the most dominant types of bacteria came from the Moraxella family. These bacteria are often found on human skin, so it's likely they got onto the sponges from people's hands. Moraxella are also linked to the unpleasant smell sometimes found after laundry has taken longer to dry, so they seem to be common in the household environment.  T...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

$4.4M Invested in Akeso Biomedical
Akeso Biomedical of Fayetteville on Tuesday announced that it has closed its most recent round of financing with $4.4 million from existing and new investors. Akeso will use some of the funds to develop manufacturing and global distribution partnerships for TYPLEX Chelate, the first product that uses its Fe3C technology. TYPLEX Chelate is a feed additive that inhibits colonization of animal hosts by bacterial pathogens, thereby reducing the risk of foodborne illness and improving animal performance and value on the farm, the company said. The non-antibiotic product inhibits pathogenic bacteria, such as Clostridium, Ca...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Citizen scientists help infectious bacteria researchers
(University of Liverpool) A team of UK based researchers, known as the ENIGMA Project, has developed a novel method for assessing human/virus interactions in the natural environment, using citizen scientists wearing boot socks over their shoes during walks in the countryside. In the process, they found that slightly less than half of the socks were positive for the infectious disease, Campylobacter. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK researchers develop low tech method for environmental sampling of campylobacter
(American Society for Microbiology) A team of researchers from the United Kingdom has developed a novel method for assessing human/pathogen interactions in the natural environment, using citizen scientists wearing boot socks over their shoes during walks in the countryside. In the process, they found that slightly less than half of the socks were positive for the gastrointestinal pathogen, Campylobacter. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Foodborne Illnesses Hit 24,000 Americans in 2016 Foodborne Illnesses Hit 24,000 Americans in 2016
The latest CDC data suggest Campylobacter and Salmonella were the top causes of foodborne illness in 2016. However, shifts in testing may be obscuring true patterns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Gwyneth Paltrow's book could risk food poisoning
The actress's recipes overlook risk of salmonella and campylobacter, experts say. Her roast chicken has been criticised for not giving an end temperature the dish should reach. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These 3 Superbugs Pose The Greatest Risk To Human Health
The World Health Organization is issuing a warning about a group of deadly bacteria: Recently, the WHO released its first-ever list of “priority pathogens,” a list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that the organization says pose the greatest threat to human health. The list is divided into three categories: critical-, high- and medium-priority. Three pathogens made it into the critical-priority group. These bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics and pose a high risk to people in hospitals and nursing homes, the WHO says. Multidrug-resistant bacteria, sometimes called “superbugs,” are a ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immune study in chickens reveals key hurdle for Campylobacter vaccine effort
The immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan, new research has found. The findings have important implications in the challenge towards developing a poultry vaccine for the bug, which is the UK's leading cause of food poisoning. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immune study in chickens reveals key hurdle for Campylobacter vaccine effort
(University of Liverpool) New University of Liverpool research reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan. The findings have important implications in the challenge towards developing a poultry vaccine for the bug, which is the UK's leading cause of food poisoning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Campylobacter: guidance, data and analysis
This Guidance Collection covers the symptoms, diagnosis, management and epidemiology of campylobacter (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impending Water Crisis Could Affect Your Health
Most Americans take clean water for granted.We turn on the tap and safe water to drink, bathe in, and cook and clean with comes out of the faucet.But according to a new study, there’s a growing water affordability problem on the horizon that could soon make water scarcer and more costly.The fallout has the potential to be devastating to public health in the United States.The true cost of waterUtility companies actually take a loss on the cost of water.However, between individual households’ water bills and government subsidies, they have historically made enough money to keep operating their businesses while al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn drugs may raise risk of stomach infections: study
A new study suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Stomach Infection Risk
Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections
Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Campylobacter Infections, Clostridium Difficile Infections, Drug Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid suppression medications linked to serious gastrointestinal infections
In a population-based study from Scotland, use of commonly-prescribed acid suppression medications such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) was linked with an increased risk of intestinal infections with C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria, which can cause considerable illness. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Indigestion pills taken by millions of Britons could triple stomach bug risk by reducing acid that help fight off the bacteria
A study found those who take proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are nearly four times as likely to be struck down by campylobacter – the most common food poisoning bug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid suppression medications linked to serious gastrointestinal infections
(Wiley) In a population-based study from Scotland, use of commonly-prescribed acid suppression medications such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) was linked with an increased risk of intestinal infections with C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria, which can cause considerable illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Acid suppression medications linked to serious gastrointestinal infections
Use of these medicines shown to increase risk of C. difficile and Campylobacter infections Related items fromOnMedica C diff used to fight C diff Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk of gastrointestinal tract cancers One in three at risk of campylobacter food poisoning during their lifetime Norovirus a huge cause of gastroenteritis worldwide Salmonella linked to imported eggs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NARMS (National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System) Integrated Report: 2014
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 11/18/2016 This 33-page report summarizes the major findings of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) for calendar year 2014, including the most important resistance findings for Salmonella and Campylobacter, Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Enterococcus. Although overall resistance continues to remain low for most human infections, and there have been measurable improvements in resistance levels in some important areas, the report discusses a few findings of potential concern. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New evidence shows how bacterium in undercooked chicken causes GBS
A research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS. The federally funded research not only demonstrates how this food-borne bacterium, known as Campylobacter jejuni, triggers GBS, but offers new information for a cure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New evidence shows how bacterium in undercooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome
A research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS. The federally funded research not only demonstrates how this food-borne bacterium, known as Campylobacter jejuni, triggers GBS, but offers new information for a cure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Inside the hidden world of environmental health
Jo Robertson was recently inside the home of a dead man she’d never met. There were messages on the answerphone, so she pressed play and a male American voice cheerfully said, “Hi, how are you?” The next message was the same voice, asking if the man was OK because he hadn’t called him back. A third message said, “What’s going on? Please get back to me”. Finally, the friend’s fourth message said, “Something must have happened. If anyone is listening to this please contact me.” Jo wasn’t trespassing. She was in the dead man’s home because she’s an ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 9, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Magazine health and safety local government Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal illnesses cost the Swiss health care sector up to EUR 45 million per year
Acute diarrhea entails annual health care costs of EUR 29 to EUR 45 million in Switzerland. Thereof, around a quarter is due to infections of the diarrhea-causing pathogen Campylobacter, say investigators. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news