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First FDA-Approved Fecal-Based Treatment Helps Fight C. difficile

Rebyota is prepared from human stool donated by qualified individuals

7.7 Million Deaths Associated With 33 Bacterial Pathogens in 2019

Deaths associated with these pathogens comprised 13.6 percent of all global deaths, 56.2 percent of all sepsis-related deaths

U.S. Deaths From Infective Endocarditis Increasing in the Young

From 1999 to 2020, mortality rates increased from 0.3 to 0.6 per 100,000 persons among young U.S. residents

Antiseptics Work Equally Well in Preventing Infection After Surgery for Open Fractures

10 percent povidone-iodine and aqueous 4 percent chlorhexidine gluconate demonstrated similar efficacy in preventing infection after surgical fixation of open fractures

Acute Gastroenteritis Outbreaks Common in U.S. Schools, Child Care

Most reported etiologies were norovirus and Shigella spp.; most outbreaks spread by person-to-person contact

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Cases Spike in Florida County After Hurricane Ian

Florida county seeing abnormal increase in cases of Vibrio vulnificus infections as a result of exposure to flood waters and standing waters

Incidence of Infections Caused by Salmonella Reduced in 2021

Increase seen in incidence of infections caused by Cyclospora, Yersinia, and Vibrio; no change found in incidence of infections caused by other pathogens

Change Seen in Pediatric Respiratory Infection Trends After SARS-CoV-2 Emergence

During April 2020 to May 2021, many respiratory viruses circulated at lower-than-expected levels

Hospital-Treated Infections Earlier in Life Tied to Alzheimer, Parkinson Disease Risk

Association found for Alzheimer and Parkinson disease cases diagnosed before 60 years of age