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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

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

Gastrointestinal illnesses cost the Swiss health care sector up to & euro;45 million per year
(Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) Acute diarrhea entails annual health care costs of€29 to€45 million in Switzerland. Thereof, around a quarter is due to infections of the diarrhea-causing pathogen Campylobacter. This was revealed in a new study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

When Is the Clinical Nadir for Guillain-Barr é Syndrome?
Discussion Guillian-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acquired, acute, inflammatory, demyelinating polyneuropathy. It is the most common cause of acute and subacute flaccid paralysis in children. GBS causes about 0.4-1.3 cases per 100,000 persons/year in children. It can occur in any age group and the incidence increases among all age groups until a peak in the 50s. Both genders are affected and there may be a slight increase in males. GBS usually occurs 2-4 weeks after a prodromonal gastroenteritis or respiratory illness. It is most often associated with Campylobacter jejunae, Haemophilus infuenza, Mycoplasma pneumoniae,...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 8, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

PHE urges hand washing to tackle fatal E-Coli outbreak
151 cases including two deaths from current outbreak Related items from OnMedicaOne in three at risk of campylobacter food poisoning during their lifetimePublic confused over frozen food safetyGPs urged to wash hands between seeing each patientAntibiotic prescribing continues to spiralE.coli outbreak linked to watercress (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 17, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public confused over frozen food safety
Review announced on date markingRelated items from OnMedicaEating walnuts linked to some health benefitsFreezing chickens could cut food poisoningOne in three at risk of campylobacter food poisoning during their lifetimeDiabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg‘Mediterranean’ diet reduces risks for heart patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 3, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Crowds of crows spread C. jejuni: Are humans vulnerable?
Large, highly concentrated populations of crows can easily spread disease -- not only among their own species, but quite possibly to humans, either via livestock, or directly. During winter, approximately half of the 6,000 American crows that congregated at the study site carried Campylobacter jejuni, which is the leading cause of gastroenteritis in humans in industrialized countries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Crowds of crows spread C. jejuni: Are humans vulnerable?
(American Society for Microbiology) Large, highly concentrated populations of crows can easily spread disease -- not only amongst their own species, but quite possibly to humans, either via livestock, or directly. On the campus of the University of California, Davis, during winter, approximately half of the 6,000 American crows that congregated at the study site carried Campylobacter jejuni, which is the leading cause of gastroenteritis in humans in industrialized countries (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 3, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Meadow Gold Dairy in Boise Conducts Voluntary Recall of Whipping Cream and Half and Half Because of Possible Health Risk
The Meadow Gold Dairy plant in Boise is voluntarily recalling Meadow Gold brand Old Style Whipping Cream and Meadow Gold DairyPure brand Whipping Cream and Half and Half due to insufficient pasteurization. It is possible that pathogens present in raw milk, including Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, and/or E. coli, may have survived and, if ingested, could cause serious or life threatening issues. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 2, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

[Feature] The Truest Test
Over the past few years, there has been a surge in studies that intentionally infect volunteers with a wide variety of pathogens to test novel drugs and vaccines. The so-called "human challenge model" has a long and checkered past that began with 18th century experiments by smallpox vaccine developer Edward Jenner and later fell under intense scrutiny when they were conducted by Nazi doctors, military researchers, and academic scientists working with prisoners. Today, challenge experiments follow strict ethical guidelines, minimize risks to volunteers at every turn, and face increased scrutiny from regulatory age...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Jon Cohen Source Type: news

No evidence probiotics are beneficial for healthy adults
Conclusion This review finds no evidence that probiotic supplements have beneficial effects on the composition of gut bacteria in healthy adults. The review has strengths in that it pre-specified exactly which trials would be eligible – that is, only RCTs in healthy adults, comparing probiotics with placebo, that assessed changes in gut bacteria levels as the main outcome. This should aim to reduce diversity between the trials and try to find a definitive answer on the effect in a specific population. However, despite this, the seven trials were still highly variable in their methods and design, such...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Food/diet Source Type: news

Maryland climate and health report identifies state's vulnerabilities to climate change
A new report details the impacts of climate change on the health of Marylanders now and in the future. Health impacts include increased risk of food and waterborne illnesses (caused by Salmonella and Campylobacter), hospitalization for heart attacks and asthma, and motor vehicle accidents. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Maryland climate and health report identifies state's vulnerabilities to climate change
(University of Maryland) A new report by the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene details the impacts of climate change on the health of Marylanders now and in the future. Health impacts include increased risk of food and waterborne illnesses (caused by Salmonella and Campylobacter), hospitalization for heart attacks and asthma, and motor vehicle accidents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Campylobacter jejuni Infections Associated with Raw Milk Consumption — Utah, 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 31, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

WHO estimates global burden of foodborne diseases
3 December 2015 – The findings World Health Organization’s (WHO) estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases — the most comprehensive report to date on the impact of contaminated food on health and well-being are announced today in Geneva. The report, which estimates the burden of foodborne diseases caused by 31 agents — bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins and chemicals — states that each year as many as 600 million, or almost 1 in 10 people in the world, fall ill after consuming contaminated food. Of these, 420 000 people die, including 125 000 children under the age of 5 years...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 3, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

80% of chickens from Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's carry deadly superbug
Eight in 10 chickens from high-end retailers Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's tested positive for the superbug campylobacter (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pericarditis in a Renal Transplant Recipient on Sirolimus Therapy
Campylobacter species are curved, motile, microaerophilic, non-spore-forming, Gram-negative rods. The genus Campylobacter includes 22 species, with Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter coli, and Campylobacter fetus being the most common species causing human disease. A variety of animals are implicated as reservoirs for Campylobacter spp., and human infections usually follow ingestion of improperly handled or cooked food, primarily poultry products (1). In Europe, campylobacteriosis is the most prevalent zoonotic disease in humans, and its estimated incidence has remained constant over the past several years (2). (Source: C...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - October 25, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Isabel Fradejas, Francisco Lopez-Medrano, Esther González-Montes, Angeles Orellana, Fernando Chaves Tags: Case Report Source Type: news