Misc. Infections News

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12/5/2014
Public Restrooms No Germier Than Your Home, Study Finds

But you should still wash your hands, experts caution

12/4/2014
California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report

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

12/4/2014
Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC

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

12/3/2014
Did Columbus Really Bring Syphilis to Europe?

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

12/2/2014
Officials Designate 35 Ebola Treatment Centers

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

12/1/2014
Is HIV Becoming Less Contagious?

Study from Africa suggests virus is evolving

12/1/2014
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

11/26/2014
Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine

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

11/25/2014
Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets

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

11/21/2014
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

11/21/2014
Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets

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

11/21/2014
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

11/18/2014
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

11/17/2014
Bedbugs Could Be Potential New Source of Tropical Disease in U.S.

Deadly Chagas disease is now affecting Americans, experts warn

11/17/2014
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

11/17/2014
Every Kiss Begins With 80 Million Germs

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

11/17/2014
Doctor With Ebola Dies at Nebraska Hospital

He became infected in West Africa, epicenter of the outbreak

11/14/2014
Safe, Successful Kidney Dialysis Possible in Ebola Patients

Emory doctors report on successful and safe protocol

11/14/2014
Doctor With Ebola Coming to U.S. for Treatment

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

11/13/2014
Gene Analysis May Help Spot Ebola-Like Illnesses Before Symptoms Appear

Preliminary research on hemorrhagic fever viruses uncovers early signs of infection

11/13/2014
Improper Contact Lens Use Causes Millions of Eye Infections: CDC

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

11/13/2014
Trials of Experimental Ebola Therapies to Begin

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

11/12/2014
Hospital Workers Wash Hands Less at End of Shift, Study Finds

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

11/12/2014
Study Shows Men Can Get Oral HPV Infection From Women

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

11/12/2014
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

11/11/2014
Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds

Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

11/11/2014
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

11/8/2014
Report: Fewer U.S. Hospitalizations for Hepatitis A

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

11/7/2014
Dallas to End Monitoring for Ebola Infections

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

11/7/2014
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

11/7/2014
Americans' Fears of Ebola May Be Fading, Poll Finds

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

11/7/2014
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

11/6/2014
Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Still a Concern for American Travelers: CDC

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

11/6/2014
Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study

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

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