Misc. Infections News

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9/18/2014
New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report

Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared

9/17/2014
'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection

But more research needed before blood-cleansing device is used on humans to treat sepsis

9/17/2014
Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals

Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

9/17/2014
12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/16/2014
Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day

9/15/2014
Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/15/2014
American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back

Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

9/14/2014
A Good Night's Sleep May Mean a Good Day's Work

Too much, too little slumber linked to raised number of sick days, researchers say

9/12/2014
Hog Workers May Bring Drug-Resistant Bacteria Home

Almost half persistently tested positive for livestock-linked germs, small study finds

9/12/2014
American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague

The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

9/10/2014
Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Meanwhile, two American aid workers infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals

9/9/2014
Breast Milk May Protect Against Deadly Newborn Disease

Contains a protein, not found in formula, that helps prevent gastrointestinal damage, researchers say

9/9/2014
4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital

Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting deadly virus

9/8/2014
HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates

Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

9/8/2014
Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report

Dr. Rick Sacra remains in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/8/2014
Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

9/8/2014
Study Finds Drop in Kids' Hospital-Related Infections

Researcher attributes improvement to 'culture change' in intensive care practices

9/8/2014
Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise

Two studies found peramivir shortened symptoms

9/8/2014
Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial

Findings prompted start of first human trial of vaccine last week, officials say

9/7/2014
U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son

Dr. Rick Sacra in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/5/2014
Better Survival From Blood Infections at High-Volume Hospitals

Improved outcomes seen in medical centers with 500 or more cases a year, study finds

9/5/2014
Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/4/2014
U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial

2 women got the inoculation, which is only being tested for safety at this point

9/3/2014
Ebola Outbreak Still Not Under Control: Officials

World Health Organization says $600 million needed to contain the virus in West Africa

9/2/2014
More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak

Window of opportunity to stop its spread closing, CDC and WHO say

9/2/2014
More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies

Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

8/30/2014
Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems

NASA studies suggest a heightened risk for illness or allergy for crew members

8/29/2014
Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

8/29/2014
Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

8/29/2014
European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds

Trends in tourism, migration may have contributed to its spread, researchers say

8/28/2014
Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

8/28/2014
Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

8/28/2014
California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV

A 13-year-old's science fair project helped the discovery along, researchers say

8/27/2014
MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

8/26/2014
Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study

Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic

8/22/2014
Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey

Misconceptions surround how the virus is transmitted, likelihood of disease spreading in United States

8/21/2014
Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say

8/20/2014
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

8/20/2014
Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

8/20/2014
Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

8/20/2014
Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

8/19/2014
All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

8/19/2014
2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests

8/18/2014
WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

8/15/2014
Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO

Officials say new treatment centers in Liberia overflowing with patients

8/15/2014
Full Recovery Possible for 2 U.S. Ebola Patients

Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol will likely gain immunity against the virus, experts say

8/15/2014
Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says

There are no approved treatments or preventive drugs against the deadly virus

8/13/2014
CDC Commits More Than 400 Staffers to Fight Ebola Outbreak

55 are deployed in West Africa now, others are working from the U.S.

8/12/2014
Classroom Hand Sanitizers Don't Curb Absences, Study Finds

Students taught hand hygiene had similar number of sick days

8/12/2014
Obese More Likely to Survive Serious Bloodstream Infection

Researchers aren't sure why extra weight seemed protective for sepsis