Misc. Infections News

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Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report

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

Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles

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

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

Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear

Infection's symptoms include pain, swelling and redness

Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth'

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

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

First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults

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

Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems

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

Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection

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

Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say

Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

Insecticide Sprays Don't Offer Extra Protection Against Malaria: Study

Infection rates among kids in Africa were no better than when using bed nets alone

Public Restrooms No Germier Than Your Home, Study Finds

But you should still wash your hands, experts caution

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC

Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say

Did Columbus Really Bring Syphilis to Europe?

Scientists say they found signs of the disease in Croatian skeleton that lived centuries earlier

Officials Designate 35 Ebola Treatment Centers

'We must prepare for the possibility of additional cases in the United States'

Is HIV Becoming Less Contagious?

Study from Africa suggests virus is evolving

The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60

The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield

Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine

Injections appear safe, but one expert is betting on a different approach

Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets

Birds' guts have evolved, allowing them to consume dangerous bacteria, experts say

Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds

Bacteria counts in the air around the machines far exceeded those around paper dispensers

Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll

Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots

Bedbugs Could Be Potential New Source of Tropical Disease in U.S.

Deadly Chagas disease is now affecting Americans, experts warn

Trust Is Key to Curbing West Africa Ebola Outbreak, Study Finds

Early in epidemic, many in Guinea were skeptical of Red Cross workers' messages regarding the disease

Every Kiss Begins With 80 Million Germs

Couples share millions of microbes every second they smooch, researchers report

Doctor With Ebola Dies at Nebraska Hospital

He became infected in West Africa, epicenter of the outbreak

Safe, Successful Kidney Dialysis Possible in Ebola Patients

Emory doctors report on successful and safe protocol

Doctor With Ebola Coming to U.S. for Treatment

He became infected in West Africa; to arrive at specialized Nebraska hospital on Saturday

Gene Analysis May Help Spot Ebola-Like Illnesses Before Symptoms Appear

Preliminary research on hemorrhagic fever viruses uncovers early signs of infection

Improper Contact Lens Use Causes Millions of Eye Infections: CDC

Proper lens hygiene can prevent most cases of keratitis, experts say

Trials of Experimental Ebola Therapies to Begin

They include antiviral drugs and blood plasma transfusions, health officials say

Hospital Workers Wash Hands Less at End of Shift, Study Finds

New research suggests mental fatigue may be responsible for lapse in hygiene

Study Shows Men Can Get Oral HPV Infection From Women

Virus could put them at raised risk for throat cancers, researchers say

With Western Medicine, Ebola May Have Met Its Match

Hospitals in the U.S. have resources unavailable to medical workers in epidemic-ravaged West Africa

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds

Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

Last U.S. Ebola Patient Leaves NYC Hospital 'Healthy, No Longer Infectious'

Dr. Craig Spencer spent 19 days under treatment after contracting illness in Guinea

Report: Fewer U.S. Hospitalizations for Hepatitis A

Viral infection comes from contaminated food, water or contact with infected person

Dallas to End Monitoring for Ebola Infections

CDC spends $2.7 million on hospital kits for health care workers

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not

In studies, vast majority of people who said they had the allergy showed no evidence of it in skin tests

Americans' Fears of Ebola May Be Fading, Poll Finds

New HealthDay/Harris Poll reveals some easing of anxiety, although misconceptions remain

World War I Soldier Gives New Clues to Fighting Dysentery

Sample of bacterium that killed British man in 1915 shows how germ changed over time, researchers say

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Still a Concern for American Travelers: CDC

Painful infection is common in Caribbean, and Central and South America

Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study

Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

NYC Ebola Patient Passing Time in Isolation Playing Banjo: Reports

Officials expect doctor, who became infected while working in West Africa, will be released soon

'Kissing Bug' Now Spreading Tropical Disease in U.S.

Cases of Chagas disease in Texas may be underestimated, researchers say