Misc. Infections News

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

Study found different sterilization technique could prevent this complication

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

9/24/2014
Long ICU Stays May Alter Gut Microbes

These patients at greater risk of life-threatening infection, researchers report

9/23/2014
Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer

Certain conditions make it harder to reliably detect tumors, study says

9/23/2014
Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

9/23/2014
Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds

CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

9/23/2014
Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts

Isolating infected patients is the best way to stem the epidemic, health officials say

9/23/2014
Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved

Rare infections primarily affect people with weakened immune systems

9/22/2014
Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

9/22/2014
Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns

Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

9/22/2014
Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

9/19/2014
Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People

Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.

9/19/2014
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

9/18/2014
Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

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