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Infection Control News: July 9-13, 2018Jul172018

Microbial Preparations (Probiotics) for the Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: An Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis of 6,851 Participants. Journal

Michael Garron Hospital is one of few centres in Canada that offers stool transplant to treat C. difficile. Article with video

Environmental decontamination 1: what is it and why is it important? Journal

Scientists hope to unlock the secret of how mucus fights infection and pave the way for developing new antibacterial substances in the future. News | Journal

Influenza-MRSA co-infection may require Vancomycin plus second antibiotic. Journal   

Rare STI could turn into superbug, doctors warn. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) has similar symptoms to chlamydia but is more resistant to treatment and can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease in women and, ultimately, infertility. News

Yet more evidence that viruses may cause Alzheimer’s disease. News | Journal

‘Dumb luck’ discovery could unlock treatment for Zika virus, Alberta researchers say. News

Could a single vaccine prevent multiple diseases spread by mosquitoes? News

A well-known animal health drug could stop outbreaks of malaria and Zika virus: Medicines given to household pets to kill fleas and ticks might be effective for preventing outbreaks of malaria, Zika fever and other dangerous insect-borne diseases. News

Nine countries will eliminate hep C by 2030. Why not Canada? Op Ed

Booklet on childhood fever reduces antibiotic prescriptions if used. News  

E. coli water sampling underway around Thunder Bay district. News  

Syphilis making a big comeback in Japan as cases hit record levels. News   

Pigs may be a host for Ebola virus. News

Study details neuro, psychological problems in Ebola survivors. News | Journal

WHO videos to engage attendees in understanding the 5 Moments: YouTube

USA: More than 200 people are sick from a parasite discovered in Del Monte vegetables. News

How to start a lab when funds are tight. Feature

Causes and incidence of community-acquired serious infections among young children in south Asia Causes and incidence of community-acquired serious infections among young children in south Asia (ANISA): an observational cohort study. Journal

UK: Supermarkets recall frozen vegetables over listeria fears. News  

HIV vaccine human trials leave scientists ‘cautiously pleased’: Researchers urge cautious optimism as experimental treatment moves on to next stage of testing. News

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