Misc. Infections News

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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

10/11/2014
Keep It Clean After Ear Piercings

Dermatologist offers tips on preventing infections

10/10/2014
Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study

Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010

10/10/2014
U.S. Troops Arrive in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

Screening of travelers from West Africa to begin Saturday at JFK Airport in New York

10/10/2014
Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola: Poll

Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds jump in number of people who say virus is 'major threat' to United States

10/9/2014
Study Finds Hospital Patients Don't Wash Their Hands Enough

More education needed about importance of infection control, researcher says

10/9/2014
West African Leaders Plead for More Ebola Aid

CDC director warns that the crisis is reminiscent of the early days of AIDS epidemic

10/9/2014
Less Than Half of HIV-Positive U.S. Hispanics Are Getting Proper Care

CDC report also finds just 37 percent have the virus under control

10/9/2014
Potential Clue to Ebola Treatments Uncovered, Researchers Say

Unusual protein identified in quest for drug remedies

10/8/2014
Five Major U.S. Airports to Screen Travelers From West Africa for Ebola

Move should handle 94 percent of those arriving from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, U.S. officials say

10/8/2014
Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study

Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old

10/8/2014
Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died, Hospital Says

Liberian national was first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States

10/7/2014
Dallas Ebola Patient on Ventilator, Getting Dialysis

Health officials report no other infections in the city

10/7/2014
Despite Proper Cleaning, Endoscopes May Pass on E. coli

Study found different sterilization technique could prevent this complication

10/7/2014
Hospitals' High Antibiotic Use May Boost Germs' Resistance: Study

Improving diagnostics could help curb problem, experts say

10/7/2014
Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds

Researchers say smoking and 'chew' raised odds for the virus, which is linked to mouth, throat cancer

10/6/2014
Obama Considers Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers From West Africa

And calls on other nations to do more to help control the deadly epidemic

10/6/2014
Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68

Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

10/6/2014
Ebola Patient in Dallas Hospital Takes Turn for Worse

CDC chief notes challenge supporting vital functions while patient's immune system fights the virus

10/4/2014
No New Ebola Infections in Dallas: CDC

Nine people remain under close scrutiny, including patient's family and some health care workers

10/3/2014
Ebola Focus Shrinks to About 50 People in Texas

They had varying degrees of contact with Liberian national being treated at a Dallas hospital for the disease

10/3/2014
Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

10/3/2014
2nd Baby 'Cured' of HIV Suffers Relapse

Doctors report levels of AIDS-causing virus rose just two weeks after drug treatment was stopped

10/2/2014
About 100 People Being Monitored for Ebola in Texas

Family members of Liberian national who's undergoing treatment at Dallas hospital have been confined to their home in the city

10/2/2014
HIV May Have Emerged in Congo in 1920s: Study

Railways, prostitution could have helped spread the AIDS-causing virus decades ago, researchers say

10/2/2014
42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

10/1/2014
New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks

Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

10/1/2014
CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Now being treated at Dallas hospital, he developed symptoms days after arriving from West Africa

9/30/2014
CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States

Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa

9/29/2014
40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

9/29/2014
American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital

The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred

9/26/2014
Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected

Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria

9/25/2014
Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC

Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

9/25/2014
Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC

They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

9/25/2014
Rabies Shots for Dogs Would Save People in Developing Countries: Study

Canine saliva primary source of potentially deadly infections in Third World nations

9/25/2014
Half of HIV-Positive Gay Men in U.S. Aren't Getting Proper Treatment

CDC report recommends greater effort to boost HIV testing and retain patients in care

9/25/2014
3rd U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Treatments included experimental drug and blood transfusions from a fellow medical missionary who survived the virus

9/24/2014
29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68