Description: Updated Norovirus Outbreak Management and Disease Prevention Guidelines. Please note: An erratum has been published for this article.To view the erratum, please click here.
Description: A new strain of norovirus is sweeping the US. How can you protect your most vulnerable patients?
Description: Julia March 20, 2016 at 3:40 am. Juli are you still having symptoms My 9 year old got dx with this and has been suffering for weeks 6 now- she has been hospitalized twice and like you is immunocompromizes because of a kidney transplant she had 2 years ago.
Description: Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.An estimated 3-5 million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur each year around the world.
Description: Rotavirus infection causes severe diarrhea. Learn rotavirus infection causes, symptoms (watery diarrhea, severe dehydration, fever, vomiting), diagnosis, treatment, vaccine …
Description: Dear Jefferson Jr. Families: Because of an outbreak of the norovirus at Jefferson Junior, we have decided to close school Friday, March 1. All after school activities also be cancelled.
Description: Whether you have food poisoning or the stomach flu, we feel for you (and your bathroom). Here's how to try to tell the difference between the two illnesses.
Description: 1/18/2013 4 LTCF Surveillance Definitions All Conditions Must Be Met • All symptoms must be new or acutely worse • Alternative non-infectious causes of signs and symptoms should be considered first • No infection can be based on a single piece of evidence • Dx by a …
Description: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly contagious viral infection. Learn about RSV symptoms in babies and children, treatment, transmission, prevention, diagnosis, and prognosis.
Description: Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals. Early symptoms can include fever and tingling at the site of exposure. These symptoms are followed by one or more of the following symptoms: violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, fear of water, an inability to move parts of the body, confusion, and loss of consciousness.
Description: Traveler's diarrhea occurs when a person drinks or eats food contaminated with bacteria, protazoa, or viruses. Symptoms of traveler's diarrhea include fever, vomiting, headache, bloating, abdominal cramping, and painful bowel movements.
Description: Here are some of the common symptoms of the flu. Fever. The flu almost always causes an increase in your body temperature.This is also known as a fever. Most flu-related fevers range from a low ...
Description: The PANCE exam is a fairly straightforward test – the questions are generally not designed to trick the student and the idea is to test fundamental knowledge.
Description: Infectious mononucleosis (IM, mono), also known as glandular fever, is an infection usually caused by the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV). Most people are infected by the virus as children, when the disease produces few or no symptoms. In young adults, the disease often results in fever, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, and tiredness. Most people recover in two to four weeks; however ...
Description: Bacillus cereus. B. cereus in particular is a frequently recognised cause of toxin-induced acute gastroenteritis, however this genus may also cause sepsis, pneumonia, endocarditis, central nervous system (CNS) and ocular infections.. Symptoms often include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Bacillus cereus is known to cause bacteraemia in immunocompromised individuals.
Description: Related Reading: Norovirus vs. flu (influenza), differences in symptoms, transmission, and prevention. Norovirus and flu (influenza) are often mistaken for one another, but they are two very ...
Description: Post Date Information; Feb 20, 2019 Press Release: Santa Cruz County Celebrates all Three Hospitals receiving the Baby-Friendly Designation. All three birthing facilities in Santa Cruz County-- Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center, Dominican Hospital Santa Cruz, and Watsonville Community Hospital—have earned the prestigious Baby-Friendly Hospital designation.
Description: Healthcare-Associated Infections: Preventing the Preventable. Author: Diana Harland, BS, CCRC. The goal of this course is to educate healthcare professionals in the fundamental aspects of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), with concentration on the most common HAIs, their associated risk factors, and the measures necessary to prevent and control them.
Description: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis that primarily affects the lungs. Learn about TB signs and symptoms and the laboratory tests used to screen for and diagnose tuberculosis as well as about multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB).
Description: When you have atypical and/or severe symptoms and your healthcare practitioner wants to distinguish between a VZV infection and another cause; when a healthcare practitioner wants to check whether or not you are immune to VZV; sometimes prior to an organ transplant or when a child, pregnant woman, or a person with a weakened immune system has been exposed to someone with chickenpox
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