Misc. Infections News

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1/28/2015
Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

1/28/2015
U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases

Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

1/28/2015
Health Tip: Caring for a Cut or Scrape

Suggestions for cleaning the wound

1/28/2015
1/27/2015
Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say

But it's too soon to predict victory over the deadly virus

1/27/2015
Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

1/26/2015
78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak

Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say

1/23/2015
Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study

More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

1/22/2015
Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study

Researchers recommend caution when using antibiotics to treat digestive ills while abroad

1/22/2015
California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S.

More parents refusing to have their kids vaccinated against highly contagious illness, experts note

1/22/2015
Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says

Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

1/20/2015
Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women

Study suggests infection with H. pylori bug may be somewhat protective

1/16/2015
Rare Virus Discovered in Common Tick

Scientists not yet sure of risk to humans

1/14/2015
Hospital Infection Rates Falling, But More Improvement Needed: CDC

About 1 in every 25 U.S. patients develops an infection while in the hospital, agency says

1/13/2015
CDC Lab Worker Has No Sign of Ebola Infection, Agency Says

Possible exposure occurred at lab last month during research on the dangerous virus

1/13/2015
Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Could End by June, Study Predicts

But aggressive monitoring, adding more hospital beds must continue, researchers say

1/13/2015
Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants

Rotavirus triggers potentially dangerous diarrhea, vomiting, experts say

1/11/2015
Many With Hepatitis C Missing Out on Treatment, Study Finds

Without proper care, infection can lead to liver failure

1/11/2015
Bites to the Hand Need Medical Attention, Experts Say

Review finds injury from man or beast requires treatment to prevent infection

1/9/2015
You're Unlikely to Get a Skin Infection From a Spider's Bite, Review Finds

Expert thinks this common worry may create unnecessary fear of arachnids

1/9/2015
Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old

Not too late to get a flu shot, health officials say; antiviral meds strongly recommended

1/9/2015
Depo-Provera Linked to Higher HIV Risk, Researchers Find

Whether 'birth control shot' increases risk or if risk is from less condom use isn't clear, expert says

1/9/2015
Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds

Potentially cancer-causing infection appears to linger in males over 45

1/9/2015
Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections

Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say

1/7/2015
Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe

Research included more than a half-million vaccine doses in 1- or 2-year-olds

1/7/2015
New Antibiotic May Combat Resistant Bacteria

Teixobactin shows promise in early experiments, researchers say

1/6/2015
ICU Infections Among Elderly Tied to Higher Death Rates After Discharge

Intravenous line infections and ventilator-related pneumonia among most common problems, study says

1/6/2015
Researchers Probe Why Colds Are More Likely in Winter

Animal study suggests body's defense system doesn't seem to work as well at cooler temperatures

1/5/2015
Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says

43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths

1/5/2015
Binge Drinking May Weaken Immune System, Study Suggests

But whether this makes you more vulnerable to colds or flu isn't known

1/4/2015
Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year

1/2/2015
FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu

Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

12/30/2014
Drug to Treat Serious Infections May Harm Kids' Kidneys, Study Says

The higher the dose of vancomycin, the greater the risk, researchers found

12/30/2014
Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported

But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

12/30/2014
Bats May Have Triggered Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, Study Says

Researchers rule out larger wildlife as the source of infection

12/26/2014
CDC Monitors Lab Worker for Possible Ebola Exposure

Error occurred at agency lab in Atlanta during research on the dangerous virus

12/24/2014
Hepatitis C Infection Isn't Related to HIV Brain Woes: Study

Mood swings, memory problems may be triggered by inflammation, researchers say

12/22/2014
Combination Antibiotic Zerbaxa Approved

Sanctioned for complicated abdominal, urinary tract infections

12/19/2014
Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

12/19/2014
CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

Outbreak has sickened 28 people in 10 states; 4 have died and 26 have been hospitalized, agency says

12/18/2014
Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report

Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

12/18/2014
Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles

CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

12/18/2014
Scratch From Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk

'Rat-bite fever' also sickened 16 others in 2000-2012 in San Diego County alone, report noted

12/18/2014
Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear

Infection's symptoms include pain, swelling and redness

12/17/2014
Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth'

Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice

12/17/2014
Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

12/16/2014
First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

12/16/2014
'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults

Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

12/16/2014
Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems

Programs have been set up to help provide support and new possessions

12/16/2014
Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection

But animal-to-human transmission of this bacteria is rare, researcher says