FDA updates warnings for fluoroquinolone antibiotics on risks of mental health and low blood sugar adverse reactions. FDA News Release
FDA approves first treatment for smallpox virus. News with video
Bacterial ‘armour’ could provide a target for new antibiotic drugs. News
“Crowdsourcing” friendly bacteria helps S.aureus cause infection. News
Why men might recover from flu faster than women. News
Study finds that patient with ESBL-producing K. pneumoniae had a higher risk for 30-day mortality than patients with ESBL-producing E. coli. News.
Horizontal gene transfer and antibiotic resistance: Article with video
Contagion® Outbreak Monitor provides real-time updates to clinicians on outbreaks including Hepatitis A, Listeria, Mumps, Avian influenza, Cyclospora. News/Resource
Broadly acting antibodies found in plasma of Ebola survivors. News
People who underwent minor surgery at a west Ottawa medical clinic were at a higher risk of infection due to improperly cleaned medical equipment over the last 15 years, health officials say. News.
NCCID Disease Debriefs provide Canadian public health practitioners and clinicians with up-to-date reviews of essential information on prominent infectious diseases for Canadian public health practice. Follow this link to find more info on Lyme disease. Clinical information.
From Canadian Paediatric Society: Fever in returning child travellers: Highlights for health care providers, including information, key resources to help clinical assessment, management and referral. Clinical information.
The CDC has redesigned its sepsis website to make it easier for patients, families, and healthcare professionals to find the life-saving resources they need to protect their loved ones and patients from sepsis. cdc.gov/sepsis/
Human Cytomegalovirus Protein UL31 Inhibits DNA Sensing of cGAS to Mediate Immune Evasion. Journal
Scientists develop early warning system to predict dengue outbreak. News
Phage “nucleus” blocks CRISPR: a rare DNA that Cas9 and Cas12 cannot cut in vivo. News
A rare outbreak of ‘rabbit fever’ popped up at a German winery. The surprising cause? Grapes. News
Procalcitonin-Guided Use of Antibiotics for Lower Respiratory Tract Infection. Journal
Novartis will no longer be working on antimicrobial projects. News
In Spain, an ICU outbreak caused by C. indologenes could be related to sinks. News.
Ottawa Public Health is investigating a cluster of cases of diarrhea, including bloody diarrhea, with culture of E coli O157. OPH is investigating a possible exposure to farm animals and/or food in a public setting in Ottawa. More info on VTEC
For more info about C. indologenes, an emergent organism resistant to many antibiotic, read this Clinical case report
Community-Acquired Pneumonia Journal
On Global News: Nova Scotia experiencing ‘significant increase’ in newly-diagnosed HIV cases. Normally in an entire year there is about 15 to 17 reports of HIV in NS, that number has already been reached. News.
From The Record.com: Region of Waterloo sees increase in reported Hepatitis A cases. There are normally 6 to 7 cases per year and the region has reached 19 cases since. Consumption of drugs including marijuana is a common risk factor. News.
In AJIC article in press: 10 different donning/doffing protocols by various health organization to protect from Ebola were tested. The CDC protocol is rating among the best for ease. Study detail also contamination and problems commonly reported by participants. Study.
Food Recall Report.Reason for Recall: Salmonella. Product: Europe’s Best brand Field Berry Mixes. Recalling Firm: Hain Celestial Canada, ULC. Distribution: National. Report.
According to a WHO report published on July 12th, the DR Congo reported 11 more suspected Ebola cases. To date, 38 patients were confirmed positve, 15 are probable and 29 died, resulting in a case-fatality rate close to 55%. Report.
Smallpox as bioweapon? FDA approves first treatment drug in response to fears. News
In UK: Ten years on since the start of the HPV vaccine program – what impact is it having? UK expects to see big reductions in cervical cancer in years to come. News