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The cytotoxic type 3 secretion system 1 of Vibrio rewires host gene expression to subvert cell death and activate cell survival pathways
Bacterial effectors potently manipulate host signaling pathways. The marine bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus (V. para) delivers effectors into host cells through two type 3 secretion systems (T3SSs). T3SS1 is vital for V. para survival in the environment, whereas T3SS2 causes acute gastroenteritis in human hosts. Although the natural host is undefined, T3SS1 effectors attack highly conserved cellular processes and pathways to orchestrate nonapoptotic cell death. To understand how the concerted action of T3SS1 effectors globally affects host cell signaling, we compared gene expression changes over time in primary fibroblas...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: De Nisco, N. J., Kanchwala, M., Li, P., Fernandez, J., Xing, C., Orth, K. Tags: STKE Research Resources Source Type: news

Science Signaling Podcast for 16 May 2017: Vibrio rewires host cells
Abstract This Podcast features a conversation with Kim Orth and Nicole De Nisco, authors of a Research Resource that appears in the 16 May 2017 issue of Science Signaling, about how the marine bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus rewires host cell signaling networks. V. parahaemolyticus thrives in warm brackish waters and infects both shellfish and finfish. This bacterium causes gastroenteritis when humans consume contaminated seafood that is raw or undercooked. V. parahaemolyticus delivers virulence factors into host cells through two different type 3 secretion systems (T3SSes). Whereas T3SS2 mediates gastroenteritis, T3SS1 ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: De Nisco, N. J., Orth, K., VanHook, A. M. Tags: STKE Podcasts Source Type: news

Kim Kardashian Faces Backlash Over Tweet About Flu Weight Loss
Kim Kardashian tweeting about losing weight isn’t particularly surprising, but saying her recent flu was “an amazing diet”? That raised more than a few eyebrows. The reality star tweeted on Wednesday morning that the flu is a great way to lose weight, adding that she dropped six pounds just in time for the Met Gala on May 1. The flu can be an amazing diet. So happy it came in time for the Met lol #6lbsdown— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 19, 2017 The reactions to the tweet have been heavily mixed, as a lot of people are noting that the flu can lead to death. @KimKardashia...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa health: Rotavirus vaccine could save 500,000 children a year
The Indian vaccine, which protects against gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus, was tested in Niger. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New low-cost rotavirus vaccine could reduce disease burden in developing countries
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) A new vaccine for rotavirus was found to be 66.7 percent effective in preventing severe gastroenteritis caused by the virus, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Epicentre, Paris. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New insights on how pathogens escape the immune system
The bacterium Salmonella enterica causes gastroenteritis in humans and is one of the leading causes of food-borne infectious diseases. During the infection, the germ is able to trick the immune system. Researchers found a mechanism the pathogen uses. They hope to use the gained knowledge in the fight against cancer and other aging-associated diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New insights on how pathogens escape the immune system
(University of Cologne) The bacterium Salmonella enterica causes gastroenteritis in humans and is one of the leading causes of food-borne infectious diseases. During the infection, the germ is able to trick the immune system. Researchers led by Nirmal Robinson from the Cluster of Excellence for Aging Research CECAD found a mechanism the pathogen uses. They hope to use the gained knowledge in the fight against cancer and other aging-associated diseases. The results are published in the journal PLoS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Features of patients with severe hepatitis due to mushroom poisoning and factors associated with outcome - Bonacini M, Shetler K, Yu I, Osorio RC, Osorio RW.
BACKGROUND& AIMS: Acute liver failure following ingestion of toxic mushrooms is a significant medical problem. Most exposures to toxic mushrooms produce no symptoms or only mild gastroenteritis, but some lead to severe hepatic necrosis and fulminant hepat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Stomach Flu vs. Food Poisoning
Title: Stomach Flu vs. Food PoisoningCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 18, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Integrated multiplex PCR tests for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in people with suspected gastroenteritis (xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, FilmArray GI Panel and Faecal Pathogens B assay)
This new diagnostics guidance was published in January 2017 (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric acid suppressants linked to hospitalization
(Sax Institute) New research has found a link between popular heartburn drugs and an increase in the risk of infectious gastroenteritis -- an illness that results in 13.1 million lost days of work in Australia a year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

As a doctor, I see how a lack of health insurance worsens illness and suffering
When I first met my patient, I didn’t know why he’d been vomiting. It turned out to be for the worst reason. He’d been losing weight and energy for months. He’d occasionally seen blood in the toilet. Now he was unable to defecate: A tumor in his bowel had grown so large it stopped stool […]Related:Nausea, fever, projectile vomit: ‘Stomach flu’ strikes readers again and againEbola virus found hiding in lungs of health-care workerDreaded ‘stomach flu’ wreaks havoc on families — and it’s only going to get worse (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Doctor's View on Gastroenteritis Diagnosis
Title: A Doctor's View on Gastroenteritis DiagnosisCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 9, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

What Is the Treatment for Gastroenteritis?
Title: What Is the Treatment for Gastroenteritis?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 9, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Nausea, fever, projectile vomit: ‘Stomach flu’ strikes readers again and again
Wow, it sounds like it's been really rough for folks hit during this winter's (still early) norovirus season. After a story on norovirus published this week, readers shared some of what they've been through. One man said he was so sick, he lost 12 pounds in two days. Another couple couldn't get out of bed […]Related:Ebola virus found hiding in lungs of health-care workerDreaded ‘stomach flu’ wreaks havoc on families — and it’s only going to get worseCancer death rate has dropped again. But it’s still higher for men than women. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola virus found hiding in lungs of health-care worker
Ebola has proven itself a tricky foe to get rid of in the human body. In numerous cases in which it was thought to be gone and patients fully recovered, the virus has been found in the eyes, semen, amniotic fluid, placenta, breast milk and central nervous system. Now a paper published in the journal PLOS Pathogens describes […]Related:Dreaded ‘stomach flu’ wreaks havoc on families — and it’s only going to get worseCancer death rate has dropped again. But it’s still higher for men than women.New NIH guidelines on infants and peanuts may contradict everything you’ve h...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dreaded ‘ stomach flu ’ wreaking havoc on families — and it ’ s only going to get worse
Once the virus hits, the attacks are often swift and brutal. The stomach and intestines become inflamed. Bouts of vomiting and diarrhea follow that leave victims weak and exhausted. And since the bug is extremely contagious, it can spread easily to others, especially in places like day-care centers, schools, cruise ships and nursing homes. If […]Related:Cancer death rate drops 25 percent from 1991 peak, still higher for men than womenNew NIH guidelines on infants and peanuts may contradict everything you’ve heard beforeBiden to tackle broad range of cancer issues, including drug prices, after leaving White Hou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dreaded ‘ stomach flu ’ wreaks havoc on families — and it ’ s only going to get worse
Once the virus hits, the attacks are often swift and brutal. The stomach and intestines become inflamed. Bouts of vomiting and diarrhea follow that leave victims weak and exhausted. And since the bug is extremely contagious, it can spread easily to others, especially in places like day-care centers, schools, cruise ships and nursing homes. If […]Related:Ebola virus found hiding in lungs of health-care workerCancer death rate has dropped again. But it’s still higher for men than women.New NIH guidelines on infants and peanuts may contradict everything you’ve heard before (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer death rate drops 25 percent from 1991 peak, still higher for men than women
The cancer death rate in the United States has dropped by 25 percent since its 1991 peak, resulting in 2 million fewer cancer deaths than if the rate had stayed the same, the American Cancer Society said Thursday in a new report. The group attributed the decrease largely to reductions in smoking and improvements in […]Related:Dreaded ‘stomach flu’ wreaking havoc on families — and it’s only going to get worseNew NIH guidelines on infants and peanuts may contradict everything you’ve heard beforeBiden to tackle broad range of cancer issues, including drug prices, after leaving White House ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer death rate has dropped again. But it ’ s still higher for men than women.
The cancer death rate in the United States has dropped by 25 percent since its 1991 peak, resulting in 2 million fewer cancer deaths than if the rate had stayed the same, the American Cancer Society said Thursday in a new report. The group attributed the decrease largely to reductions in smoking and improvements in […]Related:Ebola virus found hiding in lungs of health-care workerDreaded ‘stomach flu’ wreaks havoc on families — and it’s only going to get worseNew NIH guidelines on infants and peanuts may contradict everything you’ve heard before (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New NIH guidelines on infants and peanuts may contradict everything you ’ ve heard before
When my husband and I had our first child seven years ago, the prevailing wisdom was that babies at risk of allergies should avoid peanuts or peanut products until age 3 or older. The idea behind this restriction — which was based on American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines released in 2000 — was that feeding peanuts […]Related:Dreaded ‘stomach flu’ wreaking havoc on families — and it’s only going to get worseCancer death rate drops 25 percent from 1991 peak, still higher for men than womenBiden to tackle broad range of cancer issues, including drug prices, after ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

What You Need to Know about Duchenne and Viral Gastroenteritis (That Horrible Stomach Bug!)
Viral gastroenteritis — often called the stomach flu — isn't fun for anyone, but it is especially worrisome for a person living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Our latest blog explains what you should do if a person with Duchenne contracts the virus, as well as what you can do to stay as healthy as possible. (Source: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy)
Source: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy - January 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

AGE in Kids: Do You Need to Find the Etiology? AGE in Kids: Do You Need to Find the Etiology?
Finding the causative agent in gastroenteritis is now possible, but is it useful?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

What is gastroenteritis? Symptoms including diarrhoea can last for WEEKS
GASTROENTERITIS is a condition which usually brings on diarrhoea and vomiting - and is caused by either a bacterial or viral tummy bug. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rotavirus vaccine ‘sparks sharp fall in practice visits’
There has been a sharp fall in primary care visits for acute gastroenteritis following the introduction of rotavirus vaccination in England, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Rotavirus vaccination programme led to fall in GP visits
Estimates suggest 87,000 visits to GPs and hospital emergency departments for gastroenteritis have been avoided Related items fromOnMedica Flu vaccination programme extended to thousands more children Last winter ’s death rate halved due to type of flu virus Rotavirus vaccine offered to babies from today Rotavirus jab linked to sharp drop in admissions Rotavirus shows big decline since vaccine campaign (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 20, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sharp fall in GP visits for acute gastroenteritis after rotavirus vaccination introduction
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) The introduction of the national rotavirus vaccination program in England was followed by a sharp decrease in the number of GP visits for acute gastroenteritis, according to a new study published in the journal, Vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Guidelines for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis Treatment Guidelines for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis Treatment
This article provides recommendations for the outpatient diagnosis and management of acute gastroenteritis in children.Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

The case of the desperately ill spy and the untraceable poison
It sounds like the stuff of Bond films, but 10 years ago the tragic case of ‘Edwin Carter’ presented doctors and police with exactly this scenarioOn the afternoon of 3 November 2006 Edwin Carter arrived at Barnet Hospital, London, in an ambulance. He was vomiting, had bloody diarrhoea, and was in a lot of pain. He had been like this for two days. His own doctor said it looked like typhoid, but it wasn ’t typhoid. Staff at the hospital diagnosed gastroenteritis and started a course of antibiotics.The man ’s condition improved slightly, but there were puzzling discrepancies in his lab results. Someone...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Kathryn Harkup Tags: Forensic science Alexander Litvinenko Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Clostridium perfringens Gastroenteritis Outbreak Associated with a Catered Lunch — North Carolina, November 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 23, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gastroenteritis
(Stomach Flu) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 16, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Ciguatera fish poisoning - Armstrong P, Murray P, Nesdale A, Peckler B.
We present a cluste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A Mysterious Neurological Condition Is Paralyzing Children
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the rise of a rare polio-like illness that tends to strike children. Acute flaccid myelitis, a condition that affects the nervous system, has sickened 89 people across 33 states so far this year, and doctors aren’t sure what causes it.  Scientists still only have a preliminary understanding of how AFM affects children, but it appears to affect muscle tone, sometimes to the point of long-term paralysis.   Symptoms include sudden weakness in the limbs, loss of muscle strength and decreased reflexes. Other signs of the disease include droopy ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Mysterious Neurological Condition Is Paralyzing Children
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the rise of a rare polio-like illness that tends to strike children. Acute flaccid myelitis, a condition that affects the nervous system, has sickened 89 people across 33 states so far this year, and doctors aren’t sure what causes it.  Scientists still only have a preliminary understanding of how AFM affects children, but it appears to affect muscle tone, sometimes to the point of long-term paralysis.   Symptoms include sudden weakness in the limbs, loss of muscle strength and decreased reflexes. Other signs of the disease include droopy ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis )
Title: Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis )Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 31, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Targeting norovirus'noxiousness '
Human noroviruses are the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis. Worldwide, about 200,000 children under age 5 die from norovirus infections every year. As of yet, no vaccines or antiviral agents have been licensed to treat the disease. Now researchers have determined the structural basis for norovirus " neutralization " by a human IgA antibody. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Stomach Flu Remedies
Title: Stomach Flu RemediesCategory: Health and LivingCreated: 9/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/27/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 27, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Is the Stomach Flu Contagious?
Title: Is the Stomach Flu Contagious?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/24/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 26, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

[This Week in Science] Cultured guts combat gastroenteritis
Author: Caroline Ash (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Ash Tags: Infectious Disease Source Type: news

[Research Article] Replication of human noroviruses in stem cell –derived human enteroids
We report the successful cultivation of multiple HuNoV strains in enterocytes in stem cell–derived, nontransformed human intestinal enteroid monolayer cultures. Bile, a critical factor of the intestinal milieu, is required for strain-dependent HuNoV replication. Lack of appropriate histoblood group antigen expression in intestinal cells restricts virus replication, and infectivity is abrogated by inactivation (e.g., irradiation, heating) and serum neutralization. This culture system recapitulates the human intestinal epithelium, permits human host-pathogen studies of previously noncultivatable pathogens, and allows t...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Khalil Ettayebi Source Type: news

5 Reasons You Absolutely Must Add Probiotics To Your Diet
One of the most overlooked aspects of healthy eating is incorporating probiotics into one's diet. The fact that probiotics are technically a form of bacteria tends to turn people off. However, there is bad bacteria and good bacteria, and probiotics are the latter. By recognizing that they are good bacteria and having a better understanding how probiotics work, you will see how useful they can be for your overall health. Here is a closer look at five of the many benefits of making probiotics a regular part of your diet. 1. Soothes Indigestion Probiotics have been shown to play a role in preventing and relieving various ty...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[Report] Discovery of a proteinaceous cellular receptor for a norovirus
Noroviruses (NoVs) are a leading cause of gastroenteritis globally, yet the host factors required for NoV infection are poorly understood. We identified host molecules that are essential for murine NoV (MNoV)–induced cell death, including CD300lf as a proteinaceous receptor. We found that CD300lf is essential for MNoV binding and replication in cell lines and primary cells. Additionally, Cd300lf−/− mice are resistant to MNoV infection. Expression of CD300lf in human cells breaks the species barrier that would otherwise restrict MNoV replication. The crystal structure of the CD300lf ectodomain reveals a po...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 25, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Robert C. Orchard Source Type: news

State-of-the-art review of lithium poisoning: almost a must-read
4 out of 5 stars Lithium Poisoning: State of the Art.  Baird-Gunning J et al. J Intensive Care Med 2016 Aug 11 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This is a very good paper, the best comprehensive review I can remember reading on lithium. It is up to date, with 78 references as recent as 2015. A major reason I liked it so much is that the authors are quire frank about how much we don’t know, and resist giving, for instance, mandates about when to start hemodialysis based on lithium levels. This is a temptation that the authors of the recent ExTRIP review  succumbed to. Interestingly, the two papers sha...
Source: The Poison Review - August 20, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical lithium poisoning Review TUSH ultrasound Source Type: news

An autopsy case of zinc chloride poisoning - Kondo T, Takahashi M, Watanabe S, Ebina M, Mizu D, Ariyoshi K, Asano M, Nagasaki Y, Ueno Y.
Ingestion of large amounts of zinc chloride causes corrosive gastroenteritis with vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Some individuals experience shock after ingesting large amounts of zinc chloride, resulting in fatality. Here, we present the results ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning 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

7 Infections Athletes Could Get From Rio's Contaminated Waters
By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/03/2016 06:02 PM EDT on LiveScience The coastal waters around Rio de Janeiro, where many Olympic water competitions will soon take place, are reportedly teeming with harmful viruses and bacteria. So what illnesses might people catch if they swallow some of the water? If the water has been contaminated with raw sewage, as has been reported, then a number of common pathogens could be lurking there and make people ill, experts say. “There are many types of microbes in raw sewage that have the potential to cause human disease,” said Stephen Morse, a professor of epid...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Virus hits Australian women water polo team
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Four members of the 'Aussie Stingers', Australia's women's Olympic water polo team, face 48 hours in medical isolation after suffering an attack of gastroenteritis on their way to Rio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Several Republican delegates dealing with norovirus
Eleven members of the planning team for the California delegation to the Republican convention were recovering Tuesday from a bout of norovirus, or what's commonly known as stomach flu, health officials said. No delegates appeared to be affected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news