Misc. Infections News

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8/10/2015
Steroids May Help Speed Pneumonia Recovery, Study Finds

But a prospective, rigorous trial may be needed before standard therapy changes, expert says

8/10/2015
What's the Best Method for Cleaning Hospital Rooms?

Surprisingly little research exists to guide infection-prevention efforts, study finds

8/7/2015
NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be Slowing

No new deaths or cases reported over the past 24 hours, city health commissioner says

8/7/2015
Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections

Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

8/6/2015
Bigger Families Mean More Infections, Study Finds

Study finds the more kids in the family, the longer viruses are present in the household

8/6/2015
Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say

Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

8/6/2015
HIV Cells Keep Duplicating Even When Treatments Are Working: Study

Antiretroviral therapy may affect progression of disease, but virus doesn't disappear

8/5/2015
Experimental Gel Could Prevent Genital Herpes Infection

But follow-up study of the gel for HIV prevention yields disappointing results

8/5/2015
For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough

Study found microbes still adhering to endoscopes, even after multi-step disinfection protocols were followed

8/4/2015
Better Control of Drug-Resistant Germs Could Save Thousands of Lives: CDC

Hospitals, health departments, long-term care facilities must share information, report says

7/31/2015
Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials

Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says

7/30/2015
Foreign Fungus Threatens U.S. Salamanders: Study

Researchers warn a ban is necessary to keep infection from entering United States

7/30/2015
In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain

New guidelines alert doctors to this possibility

7/29/2015
Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds

Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

7/28/2015
Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection

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