Misc. Infections News

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11/6/2014
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

11/6/2014
11/4/2014
'Kissing Bug' Now Spreading Tropical Disease in U.S.

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

11/4/2014
Antibiotic-Resistant Hospital Germ Traced to U.K. Livestock, Study Finds

British researchers urge strict agricultural standards to prevent MRSA's spread

11/3/2014
Inhaled Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys

Needle-free version would be easier to use in West Africa, experts say, and human trials are next step

11/3/2014
NYC Doctor With Ebola Shows Signs of Improvement

Condition upgraded to stable, from serious but stable, hospital says

10/30/2014
Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America

10/30/2014
4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

Hygienic burial practices are crucial

10/29/2014
FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

10/28/2014
Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All

Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study

10/27/2014
10/27/2014
N.Y., N.J. Ease Ebola Quarantines

Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home

10/26/2014
White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines

Move follows diagnosis of New York City doctor, but many health experts say quarantine is counterproductive

10/25/2014
New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts

Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive

10/24/2014
Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say

10/24/2014
Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

10/24/2014
Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola

She expressed thanks to those who helped treat her, and then met with President Obama at the White House

10/24/2014
New York City Ebola Patient in Stable Condition

Three contacts of Dr. Craig Spencer are in isolation; NYC mayor is urging calm

10/24/2014
Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

10/23/2014
Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

10/23/2014
Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

10/23/2014
All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked

Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period

10/22/2014
Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say

10/22/2014
Where Ebola Battles Are Won

Four special U.S. medical centers are first-line treatment choices, but many local hospitals up to the challenge, experts say

10/21/2014
Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC

Firestone efforts to protect employees may have limited spread of disease on rubber tree plantation

10/21/2014
Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say

American, Canadian vaccines both in safety trials that should be complete by December

10/21/2014
Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself

Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part

10/21/2014
Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports

Staff at 5 airports will identify and screen these travelers for Ebola infection before entry

10/21/2014
CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients

Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear

10/20/2014
Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals

Experts say findings have troubling implications for use of drugs to treat livestock

10/20/2014
Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

10/20/2014
Man Treated for Ebola in Atlanta Now 'Free' of the Virus

Unidentified patient arrived at Emory University Hospital Sept. 9, was discharged Sunday, officials say

10/19/2014
U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: Report

Among the recommendations: full body suits so no skin is showing

10/18/2014
Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel Ban

Government's moves must be 'guided by science,' he says

10/17/2014
WHO Admits Botched Response to Ebola in Africa

Incompetent staff blamed in internal memo from U.N. health agency, news service reports

10/17/2014
Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds

Vancomycin safe and effective, doctors should not turn to newer antibiotics, researchers say

10/17/2014
Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar'

Ron Klain, a trusted White House adviser, has a reputation for handling political challenges

10/16/2014
U.S. Health Officials Resist Ban on Travel From West Africa

Such a ban would make it much harder to track those who might be infected with Ebola, CDC director testifies

10/16/2014
1st Dallas Nurse With Ebola Headed to NIH Facility in Maryland

Second nurse has also been transferred from Dallas hospital that has been criticized for its handling of Ebola patient

10/16/2014
Ebola Nurse From Dallas Transferred to Atlanta Medical Center

Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities nationwide with isolation units designed to treat infectious diseases

10/15/2014
Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC

Health officials play down risk to fellow passengers on trip from Cleveland to Dallas

10/15/2014
Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?

After 2nd health worker at Dallas hospital is diagnosed with the virus, experts say more vigilance is needed

10/15/2014
Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC

Woman was on Cleveland-Dallas evening flight, first reported symptoms to hospital next morning

10/15/2014
For Ebola, No New Drugs Riding to the Rescue -- for Now

Intensive supportive care and blood transfusions are best bets, infectious-disease experts say

10/15/2014
Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola

Nurse reported a fever Tuesday and was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

10/14/2014
CDC Monitoring 76 Hospital Workers in Dallas for Ebola Exposure

They helped treat the first case diagnosed in the U.S., a Liberian national who died last month

10/14/2014
Lowly House Fly's Gene Map Causes Buzz

First blueprint of the insect's DNA might hold clues to human health, scientists say

10/13/2014
Health Officials Reviewing Ebola Treatment Procedures at Dallas Hospital

CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals

10/13/2014
Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures; woman cared for Ebola patient who died last week

10/12/2014
New York's JFK Airport Begins Screening Passengers for Ebola

About half of the 150 travelers who arrive daily in the U.S. from West Africa land at the airport