Misc. Infections News

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5/11/2016
Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

5/11/2016
Zika Symptoms May Vary, So Testing Is Crucial

Rash, headache were key signs in one recent case

5/9/2016
What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

5/9/2016
With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle

The mosquito-borne virus, which causes birth defects, expected to hit Gulf Coast states like Florida, Louisiana and Texas

5/6/2016
Portable Zika Test Shows Promise in Monkeys

Easy-to-use screening would benefit doctors working miles from hospital, researchers say

5/6/2016
HIV Decline Falls Short of U.S. 5-Year Goal

But some progress seen in reducing new infections, transmission

5/6/2016
Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds

Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

5/4/2016
Hepatitis C Now Leading Infectious Disease Killer in U.S.

CDC notes that nearly 20,000 Americans died in 2014 from the widespread, but treatable, illness

5/4/2016
Ebola May Leave Some Survivors Blind

1 in 5 developed severe or total vision loss within weeks of recovery, Sierra Leone study found

5/4/2016
Bacteria Experiment May Point Way to Slow Zika's Spread

Infecting mosquitoes led to lower, inactive levels of virus in their bodies, saliva

5/3/2016
Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk?

Study suggests a link, but researchers still don't understand the potential mechanisms

4/26/2016
Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns

Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

4/22/2016
Businesses Should Be Mindful of Zika Danger to Workers, CDC Says

One advisory: Let employees who feel nervous about travel to endemic areas stay put

4/19/2016
Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial

But one expert says two shots might be hard to give in an outbreak setting

4/18/2016
Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change

They say respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases are growing threats due to a warmer planet

4/13/2016
Health Care Workers Skipped Hand Washing One-Third of the Time: Study

Outpatient facility staff also found lacking at safe injection practices

4/11/2016
Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

4/11/2016
Mom Was Right: A Good Night's Sleep Helps Keep You Healthy

Too little shuteye linked to higher risk of colds and infections, study finds

4/11/2016
Ridding U.S. of Hepatitis B, C as 'Public Health Problem' Possible: Experts

Vaccine for hepatitis B and drugs that cure hepatitis C infection are giving health officials new hope

4/11/2016
Zika May Be Linked to Autoimmune Brain Disorder, Study Says

Researchers in Brazil detect symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis

4/8/2016
Some 9/11 First Responders Suffer Severe Sinus Problems: Study

Firefighters exposed to dust right after the attack or for long periods later are more likely to need surgery

4/6/2016
U.S. Moving Money From Ebola Fund to Help Fight Zika

More than $500 million pulled out to prepare for likely outbreaks of mosquito-borne virus in U.S.

4/4/2016
Scientists Try to Stop Another Deadly Virus

Junin, an Ebola-like disease in Argentina, has a death rate of 20 to 30 percent

4/1/2016
CDC Zika Summit Details Plans to Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness

The primary concern is potential for birth defects, officials say

3/31/2016
Clues to Zika Virus' Structure May Point to Weaknesses

Scientists say insights could further research into vaccine, treatments

3/31/2016
'Listeria on Rye'? Many U.S. Deli Meat Slicers Cut Corners on Cleanliness

Cross-country survey by CDC finds untimely meat slicer cleaning, which could sicken you

3/30/2016
FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood Donations

But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now

3/30/2016
Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects

Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

3/29/2016
Smoking Triggers Big Changes in Mouth Bacteria, Study Finds

But quitting eventually returns levels to normal

3/28/2016
Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common

Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

3/25/2016
CDC Sets New Guidelines on Sex After Zika Exposure

Men with known infection from the virus should wait 6 months before condom-free sex, agency says

3/24/2016
Gene Analysis Pinpoints Zika's Arrival in the Americas

Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013

3/23/2016
Could Germ From Cat Poop Trigger Rage Disorder in People?

Those with intermittent explosive disorder more likely to have been exposed to toxoplasmosis, study finds

3/22/2016
Contact Lenses May Disrupt Eyes' Natural Bacteria, Study Suggests

Whether this increases risk for infection isn't clear

3/21/2016
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

3/18/2016
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

3/17/2016
Scientists Pick U.S. Cities Where Zika Might Hit This Summer

Weather and travel patterns could expose people as far north as New York City

3/16/2016
New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise

Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

3/16/2016
Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected With Zika

A woman infected in 1st trimester has 1 in 100 chance of delivering baby with microcephaly, data suggests

3/15/2016
Location is Key to Help Hospital Hand Sanitizers Get Used

The best spot to up visitors' hygiene: mid-lobby and near the entrance, study found

3/14/2016
Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study

Findings show it won't increase complications

3/14/2016
Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab Centers

About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

3/11/2016
In Zika Fight, FDA Gives Tentative OK to Tests of Gene-Modified Mosquito

Agency says testing the insects in Florida Keys poses little risk to people, animals and the environment

3/11/2016
Diabetes May Raise Risk for Dangerous Staph Infection

Researchers believe the disease might dampen immune system, leaving people more vulnerable

3/10/2016
Zika Poses Serious Threat to Puerto Rico: U.S. Health Officials

They say funds needed to battle the virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects

3/10/2016
Another Neurological Disorder Tied to Zika

It may cause meningoencephalitis, an infection and swelling of the brain, researchers say

3/9/2016
Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria in Study

Findings suggest older medication is losing effectiveness, researchers say

3/8/2016
Screen High-Risk Adults for Tuberculosis, Experts Say

Up to 10 percent of those with dormant TB develop active infection, according to health task force

3/7/2016
Paid Sick Leave May Help Health of Whole Family

Study finds workers without it forgo or delay care for themselves, spouses and children

3/4/2016
Scientists Report Insights Into Zika Virus and Birth Defect

The pathogen appears to attack cells crucial to the developing fetal brain