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Arcobacter butzleri is an emerging pathogen that has been implicated as the causative agent of persistent watery diarrhea. We describe a case involving a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who developed invasive A. butzleri bacteremia. This case illustrates the unique challenges involved in...

Author(s)
Arguello, E.; Otto, C. C.; Mead, P.; Babady, N. E.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2015, 53, 4, pp 1448-1451
Abstract

Background. Athletes are a vulnerable population for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. Our aim was to determine MRSA colonization in asymptomatic athletes and estimate the risk for subsequent MRSA infection. Methods. We searched the PubMed and EMBASE (through 29 October...

Author(s)
Karanika, S.; Kinamon, T.; Grigoras, C.; Mylonakis, E.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2016, 63, 2, pp 195-204
Abstract

Shigellosis is a leading cause of enteric infections in the United States. We compared antimicrobial resistance in Shigella infections related to overseas travel (travel-associated) and in those acquired domestically by analyzing antimicrobial resistance patterns, geographic distributions, and...

Author(s)
Li YuLung; Deepanker Tewari; Yealy, C. C.; Fardig, D.; M'ikanatha, N. M.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Health Security, 2016, 14, 3, pp 143-151
Abstract

Tick-borne diseases cause substantial morbidity throughout the United States, and North Carolina has a high incidence of spotted fever rickettsioses and ehrlichiosis, with sporadic cases of Lyme disease. The occupational risk of tick-borne infections among outdoor workers is high, particularly...

Author(s)
Wallace, J. W.; Nicholson, W. L.; Perniciaro, J. L.; Vaughn, M. F.; Funkhouser, S.; Juliano, J. J.; Lee SangMi; Kakumanu, M. L.; Ponnusamy, L.; Apperson, C. S.; Meshnick, S. R.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2016, 16, 5, pp 302-308
Abstract

A large nation-wide survey of cyanotoxins (1161 lakes) in the United States (U.S.) was conducted during the EPA National Lakes Assessment 2007. Cyanotoxin data were compared with cyanobacteria abundance- and chlorophyll-based World Health Organization (WHO) thresholds and mouse toxicity data to...

Author(s)
Loftin, K. A.; Graham, J. L.; Hilborn, E. D.; Lehmann, S. C.; Meyer, M. T.; Dietze, J. E.; Griffith, C. B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Harmful Algae, 2016, 56, pp 77-90
Abstract

During 2013, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore, MD, USA, received report of 2 Maryland residents whose surgical sites were infected with rapidly growing mycobacteria after cosmetic procedures at a clinic (clinic A) in the Dominican Republic. A multistate...

Author(s)
Schnabel, D.; Esposito, D. H.; Gaines, J.; Ridpath, A.; Barry, M. A.; Feldman, K. A.; Mullins, J.; Burns, R.; Ahmad, N.; Nyangoma, E. N.; Nguyen, D. B.; Perz, J. F.; Moulton-Meissner, H. A.; Jensen, B. J.; Lin Ying; Posivak-Khouly, L.; Jani, N.; Morgan, O. W.; Brunette, G. W.; Pritchard, P. S.; Greenbaum, A. H.; Rhee, S. M.; Blythe, D.; Sotir, M.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2016, 22, 8, pp 1340-1347
Abstract

Buruli ulcer, the third most common mycobacterial disease worldwide, rarely affects travelers and is uncommon in the United States. We report a travel-associated case imported from Australia and review 3 previous cases diagnosed and treated in the United States. The differential diagnoses for...

Author(s)
Thomas, B. S.; Bailey, T. C.; Bhatnagar, J.; Ritter, J. M.; Emery, B. D.; Jassim, O. W.; Hornstra, I. K.; George, S. L.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2014, 20, 11, pp 1876-1879
Abstract

We found a strong association between nalidixic acid-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis infections in the United States and recent international travel by linking Salmonella Enteritidis data from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System and the Foodborne Diseases...

Author(s)
O'Donnell, A. T.; Vieira, A. R.; Huang, J. Y.; Whichard, J.; Cole, D.; Karp, B. E.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2014, 59, 9, pp e139-e141
Abstract

Objectives. The objective of this study was to determine the role international travel plays in US Campylobacter epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance. Methods. In this study, epidemiological and antimicrobial resistance data, encompassing the years 2005 to 2011, from 10 sites participating in...

Author(s)
Ricotta, E. E.; Palmer, A.; Wymore, K.; Clogher, P.; Oosmanally, N.; Robinson, T.; Lathrop, S.; Karr, J.; Hatch, J.; Dunn, J.; Ryan, P.; Blythe, D.
Publisher
American Public Health Association, Washington, USA
Citation
American Journal of Public Health, 2014, 104, 7, pp e108-e114
Abstract

Until recently, exposure pathways of concern for cyanotoxins have focused on recreational exposure, drinking water, and dermal contact. Exposure to cyanotoxins through fish consumption is a relatively new area of investigation. To address this concern, microcystins and other cyanotoxins were...

Author(s)
Hardy, F. J.; Johnson, A.; Hamel, K.; Preece, E.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2015, 187, 11, pp 667

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