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Recent Posts

February 24, 2019

  • See LAHAN here

  • Six cases of HCV infection in patients that received infusions, injections, or procedures at Westside Multispecialty Medical Group between January 2016 - December 2018

  • As of now (2/21/19) there has been no acute hepatitis B or HIV infection...

February 3, 2019

  • Read CDC HAN here:

  • Associated with raw milk from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, PA

  • Third known case of brucellosis caused by Brucella RB51 (vaccine strain)

    • Diagnosed in November 2018

    • M...

January 28, 2019

11 people in 8 states infected with Salmonella Typhimurium, one hospitalized Isolates closely related as determined by PFGE and WGS

January 6, 2019

Quick Update: Recent Reports on MMWR (December 2018 - January 2019)

November 25, 2018

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O26 in ground beef, September 2018

  • September 19, 2018, Cargill Meat Solutions (Fort Morgan, CO) recalled ground beef products

    • Produced and packaged on June 21, 2018 and were shipped to retailers nationwide.

    • See li...

October 22, 2018

My last blog in a trilogy about gonorrhea and antimicrobia resistance. This one focuses on molecular detection of resistance. 

August 21, 2018

Infographic: CDC

Click here to see LA HAN.


  • A patient with infectious measles visited Santa Monica from August 8-10, 2018

    • Visited one hotel and five restaurants: Sea Blue Hotel, Urth Café, Chez Jay Restaurant, Cora’s Coffee Shoppe, and Ivy at the Shore...

August 12, 2018

Peera Hemarajata, M.D., Ph.D., Celebrate the summer heat with some fresh foodborne outbreaks! Cyclospora, Salmonella, E. coli, Vibrio

June 15, 2018

  • Per CDC: some of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal in the market has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections

    • As of 6/14/18: 73 cases in 31 states

  • Cases linked epidemiologically, no microbiological data yet

  • Affected products...

June 13, 2018

Check out the latest CLSI AST News Update! I co-wrote a "burning question" (literally) article on gonorrhea and susceptibility testing (page 15). A pretty decent brief review if you haven't thought about GC in a while :)

Read it here!

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