Misc. Infections News

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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
Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection

Study findings could lead to new test to detect sepsis earlier

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

New genetic information aids planning for future outbreaks

5/13/2015
Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths

Decades of studies show they are very safe, and highly effective in saving kids from illness and death

5/13/2015
HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males

But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

5/11/2015
Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa

Areas lacking clean water, effective sanitation most at risk, experts say

5/9/2015
Many Americans Under 50 Living With Cold Sore Virus

American Academy of Dermatology offers advice for treating and preventing spread

5/8/2015
Chagas Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

Parasitic disease is becoming more common in U.S.

5/7/2015
Ebola Survivors May Develop Eye Disease

Traces of virus remained in doctor's eye long after it disappeared from his blood

5/7/2015
Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends

Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

5/7/2015
Pig Farmers at Greater Risk for Drug-Resistant Staph Infections: Study

Those around them who may have weakened immune systems should take precautions

5/6/2015
'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds

Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests

5/5/2015
Outbreaks of Gut 'Superbug' More Common in Northeast: Study

Death rates were highest in the Midwest, and in older people

5/5/2015
'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Common Hospital Infection: Study

Drinking safe strain of C. difficile seems to help prevent recurrence of its toxic cousin

5/5/2015
Experimental Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Hepatitis C

Drug trio could join newer, highly effective meds such as Sovaldi, Harvoni

5/4/2015
Fecal Transplant Helps Fight Off Dangerous Gut Infection: Review

Treatment effective for recurrent disease, research shows

5/1/2015
Health Tip: Spotting Signs of Urinary Tract Infection

You may have pain in the side or lower back

4/30/2015
Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Antibiotic for UTIs in Women

Canadian researchers find other antibiotics may beat nitrofurantoin, but one expert says drug still useful

4/30/2015
Colorado Dog Key to U.S. Plague Outbreak, Study Confirms

Health officials detail rare, multiple-case infection

4/29/2015
Half of U.S. Hospitals Could Do More to Prevent Serious Infections, Study Finds

Although many precautions are in place, not enough centers set strict antibiotic limits

4/28/2015
Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates

It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

4/24/2015
Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children

Even though shot offered less-than-perfect protection, millions might benefit, researchers say

4/24/2015
Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 More Malaria Deaths: Study

Overwhelmed systems caused deadly disruptions in health care, experts say

4/23/2015
Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S.

Commonly used medicines are essential, but not profitable for companies, expert says

4/22/2015
Ebola Treatment Shows Promise in Monkey Study

Antiviral drug cured animals with advanced infections, researchers say

4/21/2015
Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

Protection may go beyond cervical infection

4/21/2015
3.8 Million Chickens To Be Killed After Bird Flu Outbreak at Iowa Farm

Experts stress this strain poses little risk to humans