Misc. Infections News

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2/27/2015
Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

2/27/2015
Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study

Dishonesty among passengers about exposure to diseases biggest barrier to effective checks

2/27/2015
In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier

Warming trend could affect the spread of Lyme disease, research suggests

2/26/2015
U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians

2/26/2015
New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved

Combination drug sanctioned for abdominal, urinary tract infections

2/25/2015
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

2/25/2015
Dangerous C. Difficile Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC

Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections

2/25/2015
Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study

Research suggests that Truvada doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed

2/24/2015
California Reports No New Measles Cases Since Last Update

But it's too soon to declare the outbreak over, health officials say

2/23/2015
Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says

Health officials urge parents to get their children vaccinated against the disease

2/23/2015
Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study

Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease

2/22/2015
Tropical Virus Symptoms Can Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

Similarities may make diagnosis of chikungunya more difficult, researchers say

2/20/2015
CDC Says New Tick-Borne Virus May Have Killed Kansas Man

'Bourbon virus' tied to previously healthy man's death within 11 days of symptoms, agency reports

2/19/2015
Ebola Transmission Through Cough Possible, But Not Likely: Experts

Researchers suggest droplets could expose caregivers to lethal virus

2/19/2015
2 Deaths, Scores of Potential 'Superbug' Infections at UCLA Med Center

Endoscopes blamed for spread of potentially deadly bacteria

2/18/2015
Rivers May Be Factor in Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers recommend improving wastewater treatment

2/17/2015
Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Deadly Bird Flu

Study reveals protective response to rare virus strains

2/17/2015
Measles Cases Continue to Rise Across the United States

Latest CDC tally has 141 people sickened in 17 states and the District of Columbia

2/16/2015
1 in 5 Sore Throats Tied to Scary Bacteria, Study Finds

No test exists for F. necrophorum, which may be more common than strep, researchers say

2/16/2015
Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants

Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

2/13/2015
Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

2/11/2015
U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

2/11/2015
Your Deli Sandwich May Come With a Side of Listeria, Study Finds

Nearly 1 in 10 samples from delis carried the dangerous bacteria, researchers say

2/10/2015
Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Monkey Trial

Experimental medicine targets a key gene in the virus; 75 percent of infected study animals survived

2/10/2015
Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?

Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

2/9/2015
Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States and D.C.

85 percent of infections tied to outbreak that began at Disney theme parks in California, officials say

2/6/2015
5 Babies at Illinois Day Center Diagnosed With Measles

Health officials don't know if infections are related to outbreak tied to Disney theme parks in California

2/6/2015
Lyme Disease More Serious, Costly Than Believed: Study

Prolonged illness in infected Americans costs up to $1.3 billion a year in treatments, researchers find

2/5/2015
Certain Infections Linked to Reduced Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Gut, urinary tract and genital conditions may offer some protection, study suggests

2/5/2015
Blacks Account for More Than Half of New HIV Diagnoses: CDC

They also have highest death rate among those with HIV, despite the rate declining, reports say

2/4/2015
E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice

Tests show increased susceptibility to infection

2/4/2015
Ebola Donations Slow to Reach West Africa

Just 40 percent of pledged aid has been received by hardest hit countries, report says

2/3/2015
Infection Most Likely Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery

Knowing why readmissions happen is first step in reducing them, researcher says

2/3/2015
Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says

Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

2/2/2015
U.S. Measles Cases Now Exceed 100: CDC

Outbreak still traced to Disney theme parks in California, officials say

1/30/2015
Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds

Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication

1/30/2015
More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC

Spread driven largely by outbreak that started at Disney theme parks in California in December

1/29/2015
Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

1/29/2015
Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

1/29/2015
Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles

Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95

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