Misc. Infections News

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Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes

Data on 1 million people suggests a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes

When to Keep Kids Home From School

Pediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments

Decline in U.S. Tuberculosis Rates Slows: CDC

Latest statistics reported as health officials work to contain outbreak at Kansas high school

Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too

Researchers found that Valtrex appeared to reduce viral levels

American With Ebola Now in Critical Condition

CDC monitoring other health care workers who may have had contact with the patient

Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study

Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC

Agency said it is monitoring health workers, making contingency plans to fly them home

FDA Tightens Rules on Endoscopes Tied to 'Superbug' Outbreaks

Poorly cleaned devices implicated in infections at two Los Angeles hospitals

Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa

Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

More Americans Support Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll

Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

Bird Flu Spreads Across China, Posing Threat to People: Report

Second outbreak, with 318 human infections and 100 deaths, twice as big as first outbreak

Hospitalizations After Severe Blood Infections May Be Preventable

Study suggests readmissions are often for diseases, conditions that can be treated after first discharge

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study

It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say

Cresemba Approved for Serious Fungal Infections

Most often these illnesses affect people with weakened immune systems

Common Antiseptic Can Prevent Infant Deaths, Study Says

Findings useful for home births in developing countries

Freshwater Algae Can Infect Wounds, Study Shows

Two cases appear linked to a species in U.S. lakes, but researchers believe overall risk is very low

Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case

High-risk situation led doctor to get immunization; no serious illness developed

Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine

New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study

Infection hits younger people more often, maybe because they mingle in larger groups, researcher suggests

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Half of Known Strains of HIV Originated in Gorillas

Two of four classes of the AIDS-causing virus arose in these large primates, international study finds

New York City Rats Carry Fleas Known to Transmit Plague

Researchers didn't find the Black Death bacteria, however

Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study

Dishonesty among passengers about exposure to diseases biggest barrier to effective checks

In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier

Warming trend could affect the spread of Lyme disease, research suggests

U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians

New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved

Combination drug sanctioned for abdominal, urinary tract infections

Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

Dangerous C. Difficile Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC

Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections

Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study

Research suggests that Truvada doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed

California Reports No New Measles Cases Since Last Update

But it's too soon to declare the outbreak over, health officials say

Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says

Health officials urge parents to get their children vaccinated against the disease

Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study

Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease

Tropical Virus Symptoms Can Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

Similarities may make diagnosis of chikungunya more difficult, researchers say

CDC Says New Tick-Borne Virus May Have Killed Kansas Man

'Bourbon virus' tied to previously healthy man's death within 11 days of symptoms, agency reports

Ebola Transmission Through Cough Possible, But Not Likely: Experts

Researchers suggest droplets could expose caregivers to lethal virus

2 Deaths, Scores of Potential 'Superbug' Infections at UCLA Med Center

Endoscopes blamed for spread of potentially deadly bacteria

Rivers May Be Factor in Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers recommend improving wastewater treatment

Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Deadly Bird Flu

Study reveals protective response to rare virus strains

Measles Cases Continue to Rise Across the United States

Latest CDC tally has 141 people sickened in 17 states and the District of Columbia

1 in 5 Sore Throats Tied to Scary Bacteria, Study Finds

No test exists for F. necrophorum, which may be more common than strep, researchers say

Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants

Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

Your Deli Sandwich May Come With a Side of Listeria, Study Finds

Nearly 1 in 10 samples from delis carried the dangerous bacteria, researchers say

Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Monkey Trial

Experimental medicine targets a key gene in the virus; 75 percent of infected study animals survived

Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?

Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States and D.C.

85 percent of infections tied to outbreak that began at Disney theme parks in California, officials say

5 Babies at Illinois Day Center Diagnosed With Measles

Health officials don't know if infections are related to outbreak tied to Disney theme parks in California