Misc. Infections News

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7/24/2015
Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes

Deadly organism prefers warmer waters, expert says

7/21/2015
Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

7/20/2015
Doctors May Play Big Role in Antibiotic Overuse: Study

Research based on VA data found many docs wrote prescriptions even if the drug might be useless

7/20/2015
Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents

Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds

7/17/2015
Beach Sand, Not Water, More Likely to Make You Sick

Study finds bacteria from wastewater can linger much longer in the sand than in the sea

7/15/2015
Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study

But cause of most cases is never identified, CDC reports

7/13/2015
Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys

Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

7/10/2015
Extreme Weather May Raise Risk of Salmonella Infection, Study Says

Germ causes about 1.2 million cases of severe 'stomach flu' in the U.S. each year

7/9/2015
Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness

Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

7/8/2015
Exotic Squirrels Transmit Deadly Virus to Breeders in Germany, Study Finds

But the infection is unlikely to spread widely or from person-to-person, expert says

7/8/2015
Health Tip: Take Care of Your Pierced Ears

Take steps to prevent infection

7/7/2015
More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds

Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

7/6/2015
Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Spreading to New Regions

Scientists track carriers of dengue and chikungunya infection

7/5/2015
Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer

Expert recommends being aware of surroundings, checking for ticks after being outdoors

7/1/2015
Many U.S. AIDS Patients Still Die When 'Opportunistic' Infections Strike

Study of San Francisco data for 1997-2012 shows 35 percent death rate over 5 years for these patients

6/30/2015
Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study

In one state, only one from 183 diagnosed cases met reporting criteria for CDC

6/30/2015
Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death?

Scientists find single change in the plague bacterium's DNA may have changed the course of history

6/26/2015
New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics

Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts

6/25/2015
Deadly Fungus Killing U.S. Snakes Similar to That Seen in Bats

Infection causes skin and tissue damage that is 100 percent fatal, scientists say

6/25/2015
Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds

Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

6/24/2015
Ebola Linked to Rise in Malaria Deaths in Guinea

West Africans were avoiding clinics for fear of catching the deadly virus, study finds

6/19/2015
Tick Infection Epidemic Among American Indian Tribes in Arizona: CDC

Rocky Mountain spotted fever reponsible for $13 million in losses, study says

6/19/2015
Extreme Exercising Can Lead to Blood Poisoning, Study Reveals

Expert says gradual training can help prevent problems

6/19/2015
Climate Change Won't Lower Number of Winter Deaths, Study Claims

Most fatalities stem from flu and respiratory illnesses, researchers find

6/18/2015
Vaccinate Puppies Against Parvovirus Before They Meet Other Dogs

Highly contagious virus can cause serious illness, even death, expert warns

6/18/2015
Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak

Cross-border movement in West Africa was less than anticipated, research shows

6/17/2015
Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola

Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

6/16/2015
Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study

But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

6/12/2015
Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids

When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

6/11/2015
As Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Threaten U.S., Less Money Spent Fighting Them

Study shows funding has dropped 61 percent since 2004

6/11/2015
Doctors Can Cut Back on Antibiotics After Abdominal Surgery: Study

Researchers found 4 days of the drugs equally effective as 8 days

6/9/2015
U.S. Health Officials Search for Those Exposed to Drug-Resistant TB

Patient spent seven weeks in country, traveled to three states before diagnosis

6/9/2015
Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC

Rates of hospitalization with gastroenteritis have tumbled since rotavirus shot launched in 2006

6/8/2015
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study

Research by British engineers refutes notion that water pressure is enough to keep contaminants out

6/5/2015
College Kids Don't Understand the HPV Threat

Survey found more than half didn't get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection

6/4/2015
Blood Test Could Reveal Your Viral History

Study authors view new technology as a promising research tool

6/4/2015
Sharing a Bathroom With Many Others? Your Toothbrush Likely Has 'Fecal Matter'

Study in a college dorm finds 60 percent of toothbrushes were contaminated

6/3/2015
Many Skin Bacteria Are Dead or Inactive, Study Finds

Researchers suspect cells may be trying to evade immune system detection

6/3/2015
Recent Hospitalization Might Raise Blood Infection Risk, Study Says

Antibiotic treatments may upset body's natural bacteria balance, experts believe

6/3/2015
Anti-Vaccine Parents Cluster in Rich, White Areas

California research also shows high rates of medical exemptions in the same schools

6/1/2015
Contact Lens Wearers May Have Different Eye Bacteria: Study

Finding may explain why they're more prone to infection

5/29/2015
150 People May Have Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim: CDC

But most at little risk of infection from the potentially fatal disease that's rare in U.S.

5/28/2015
Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis

Those who started medications early fared better than those who waited until immune systems weakened

5/26/2015
Potential Ebola Drug Target Identified in Mouse Study

Researchers zero in on a key protein involved in infection

5/26/2015
U.S. Traveler Returning From Liberia Dies of Lassa Fever: CDC

Only sixth known case in United States since 1969, but virus is much less deadly than Ebola

5/21/2015
Pet Geckos May Pose Health Risk

Researchers detect antibiotic-resistant bacteria in lizards from Indonesia

5/14/2015
U.S. Making Headway Against Salmonella, E. coli: CDC

But other types of food-borne bacteria, including Campylobacter and Vibrio, are on the rise

5/14/2015
Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water

Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

5/14/2015
Hundreds With HIV Could Donate Organs to Others With HIV: Study

Although ban was lifted on such surgeries in 2013, none has taken place, researchers say

5/13/2015
Ebola Not Mutating Beyond 'Normal' Rate, Scientists Say

New genetic information aids planning for future outbreaks