Infectious Diseases

Raw Milk Cheese Recalled Following Listeria Outbreak
Following a CDC investigation of 6 listeria cases that had a common source of infection, Vulto Creamery has recalled all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses.
Tommy’s transplanted kidney is, if not the longest, one of the longest functioning live donor kidneys in U.S. history.
Results of the pivotal Phase 3 clinical study showed the antiviral orphan agent letermovir prevents clinically-significant cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).
6-year-old Eva Marie Harris was admitted into the Cleveland Children’s Clinic having a hard time battling the flu. Unfortunately, she developed a rare neurological disease known as acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood (ANEC) that ending up taking her life.
Spero Therapeutics acquired some new anti-bacterial candidates for their pipeline.
Today, the WHO Executive Board interviewed the 5 people in consideration for the position and voted to keep 3 candidates in the running.
the spike in mumps continues with several schools and college campuses reported outbreaks. The most recent one is in Spokane Washington where 90 cases of the mumps have been reported.
This week in the MMWR, the CDC report on a confirmed case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) that occurred at a Colorado farm last August.
Pulmatrix's drug PUR1900 designed to treat fungal infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients received Qualified Infectious Disease Product designation
the CDC report on a 70-year-old woman hospitalized and put into isolation after becoming infected with Klebsiella pneumoniae that was resistant to all available antimicrobial agents.
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