Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011
Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011 PDF Version [PDF - 6.59 MB - 207 pages]
Global Spread of Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
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P. Nordmann et al.View Summary
These resistance traits have been identified among nosocomial and community-acquired infections.
Plasmodium knowlesi Malaria in Humans and Macaques, Thailand
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S. Jongwutiwes et al.View Summary
This parasite may be transmitted from macaques to humans.
Oseltamivir-Resistant Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus Infection in England and Scotland, 2009–2010
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L. Calatayud et al.View Summary
Monitoring of antiviral resistance is strongly recommended for immunocompromised patients.
Humans Infected with Relapsing Fever Spirochete Borrelia miyamotoi, Russia
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A. E. Platonov et al.View Summary
Borreliae bacteria cause rash and flu-like illnesses, including Lyme disease, and relapsing fever. Recently, a new type of Borrelia (Borrelia miyamotoi) was found to cause relapsing fever in persons in Russia. Because the ticks that carry this new type of bacteria are found around the world (including the tick that transmits Lyme disease and babesiosis) the infection could become widespread. Disease caused by this new Borrelia species may cause repeated bouts of fever and is costly in terms of medical bills and lost wages. Although effective treatment is available, diagnosis and treatment are complicated by lack of awareness of this infection, limited availability of diagnostic tests, and nonspecific symptoms.
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 among Quarantined Close Contacts, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
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X. Pang et al.View Summary
The attack rate was low, and having contact with an ill household member and younger age were the major risk factors.
Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, People’s Republic of China, 2007–2009
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G. X. He et al.View Summary
Early detection, effective treatment, and infection control measures are needed to reduce transmission.
Bacterial Causes of Empyema in Children, Australia, 2007–2009
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R. E. Strachan et al.View Summary
Most infections were caused by non–7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine serotypes.
Medscape CME Activity
Clinical Implications of Azole Resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus, the Netherlands, 2007–2009 PDF Version [PDF - 279 KB - 9 pages]J. W. van der Linden et al.View Summary
Antifungal drug resistance is associated with high death rates among patients with invasive aspergillosis.
Medscape CME Activity
Invasive Non-Aspergillus Mold Infections in Transplant Recipients, United States, 2001–2006 PDF Version [PDF - 297 KB - 10 pages]B. J. Park et al.View Summary
Non–Aspergillus infections increased substantially during the surveillance period.
Rickettsia honei Infection in Human, Nepal, 2009
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H. Murphy et al.
Outbreak of West Nile Virus Infection in Greece, 2010
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K. Danis et al.
Tembusu Virus in Ducks, China
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Z. Cao et al.
Novel Amdovirus in Gray Foxes
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L. Li et al.
Bacteremia and Antimicrobial Drug Resistance over Time, Ghana
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U. Groß et al.
Isolation and Phylogenetic Grouping of Equine Encephalosis Virus in Israel
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K. Aharonson-Raz et al.
Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Cyclospora cayetanensis, Henan, China
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Y. Zhou et al.
Yellow Fever Virus Vaccine–associated Deaths in Young Women
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S. J. Seligman
Unexpected Rift Valley Fever Outbreak, Northern Mauritania
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A. B. El Mamy et al.
Seroconversion to Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus and Cross-Reactive Immunity to Other Swine Influenza Viruses
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R. Perera et al.
Plasmodium knowlesi Infection in Humans, Cambodia, 2007–2010
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N. Khim et al.
Equine Piroplasmosis Associated with Amblyomma cajennense Ticks, Texas, USA
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G. A. Scoles et al.
Timeliness of Surveillance during Outbreak of Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli Infection, Germany, 2011
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M. Altmann et al.
Global Distribution of Shigella sonnei Clones
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I. Filliol-Toutain et al.
Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2001–2007
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K. Wallengren et al.
Antimicrobial Ointments and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300
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M. Suzuki et al.View Summary
Got a cut? Reach for the triple antimicrobial-drug ointment? Not so fast. In the United States, common use of over-the-counter triple antimicrobial-drug ointments may be leading to emergence of a new, antimicrobial-drug resistant MRSA strain. This resistant strain (USA300) is common in the United States, where these ointments are used often, but less common in Japan, where they are not used as often. This finding supports more cautious use of topical antimicrobial drugs.
Novel Arenavirus, Zambia
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A. Ishii et al.
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Encephalitis in Woman, Taiwan
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A. Cheng et al.
Household Transmission of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus, Taiwan
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L. Chang et al.
Group B Streptococcus and HIV Infection in Pregnant Women, Malawi, 2008–2010
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K. J. Gray et al.
Incidence Rate for Hantavirus Infections without Pulmonary Syndrome, Panama
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B. Armien et al.
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Afghanistan, 2009
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M. L. Mustafa et al.
Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Women, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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M. R. O’Donnell et al.
Clostridium difficile Infection in Outpatients, Maryland and Connecticut, USA, 2002–2007
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J. M. Hirshon et al.View Summary
Infection with Clostridium difficile (C. diff) causes diarrhea in hospitalized patients, usually when antimicrobial-drug treatment disrupts their normal intestinal balance. Recently, concerns have been raised that this infection is increasing in the community, outside hospitals. This study found that most outpatients either had a known risk factor (other medical condition, recent hospitalization, antimicrobial-drug treatment) or were also infected with other diarrhea-causing bacteria. This finding tempers concern that C. diff infections are becoming common in the community among outpatients with no risk factors.
CTX-M-15–producing Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli as Cause of Travelers’ Diarrhea
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E. Guiral et al.
Placental Transmission of Human Parvovirus 4 in Newborns with Hydrops, Taiwan
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M. Chen et al.
Similarity of Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 Strains from Italy and Germany
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G. Scavia et al.
Complicated Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 during Pregnancy, Taiwan
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W. Huang et al.
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and Seasonal Influenza A (H3N2) in Children’s Hospital, Australia
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G. Khandaker et al.
Global Health Security in an Era of Global Health Threats
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S. B. Cáceres
Use of Workplace Absenteeism Surveillance Data for Outbreak Detection
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B. Paterson et al.
Zoonotic Ascariasis, United Kingdom
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R. P. Bendall et al.
Minority K65R Variants and Early Failure of Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-1–infected Eritrean Immigrant
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V. Bansal et al.
Diagnosis of Rickettsioses from Eschar Swab Samples, Algeria
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N. Mouffok et al.
Livestock-associated Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus ST398 Infection in Woman, Colombia
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J. N. Jiménez et al.
Granulicatella adiacens and Early-Onset Sepsis in Neonate
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M. J. Bizzarro et al.
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis with Severe Manifestations, Missouri, USA
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S. Folk et al.View Summary
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus is spread by rodents, particularly the common house mouse, and is found throughout the world. The virus, which usually causes mild illness with nonspecific symptoms, can at times cause severe disease. Two patients in Missouri, who reported seeing mice in their homes before becoming ill, came down with serious nervous system disease. Although both patients recovered, these cases provide a reminder of the potential severity of this virus. Patients with nervous system disease of unknown cause, especially those who have had contact with wild or pet rodents, should be tested for this virus.
Sporotrichosis Caused by Sporothrix mexicana, Portugal
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N. M. Dias et al.
Swinepox Virus Outbreak, Brazil, 2011
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M. L. Medaglia et al.
Plasmodium vivax Seroprevalence in Bred Cynomolgus Monkeys, China
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D. B. Elmore
Dengue Virus Serotype 4, Roraima State, Brazil
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P. O. Acosta et al.
Novel Hepatitis E Virus Genotype in Norway Rats, Germany
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W. Zhang et al.
Books and Media
Antibiotic Resistance: Understanding and Responding to an Emerging Crisis
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