Misc. Infections News

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7/22/2014
MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

Genetic analysis shows viral sample from barn matched strain found in barn owner and camel, study shows

7/21/2014
Scientists Snipped HIV Out of Human DNA

Molecular tool might lead to more definitive treatment, but current research didn't treat patients, just cells

7/18/2014
EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling

Should work much like sunscreen SPF labels, telling users how much protection they will get, agency says

7/18/2014
Drug-Resistant Superbug Increasing in Southeast U.S. Hospitals

Fivefold rise in cases reported at community hospitals over five years, study finds

7/18/2014
Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds

Deaths from AIDS-related causes, heart disease and liver disease have all dropped

7/17/2014
1st Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya Virus Reported in U.S.

Patient is unidentified Florida man; mosquito-borne illness can be painful but is seldom fatal, CDC says

7/16/2014
AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report

Number of new infections, deaths declining, while more with HIV getting lifesaving medications

7/9/2014
TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated

As many as 650,000 kids worldwide infected each year, researchers report

7/8/2014
Study: Recalled Yogurt Tied to Fungus Infections

One strain can cause infections in healthy people, researcher says; company disputes finding

7/6/2014
Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer

Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas transmit diseases, so reach for insect repellant before sending them outdoors

7/3/2014
One Tick Bite Can Equal Two Infections

In New York state study, 1 in 10 of the bugs carried both Lyme disease and babesiosis

7/1/2014
Antibiotic Resistance Among Foodborne-Illness Germs a Mixed Bag: CDC

Report found reduced resistance to treatments with some bugs, more resistance among others

7/1/2014
Feeding Fido Raw Pet Food a Risky Choice: FDA

Doing so raises risk of food poisoning for both you and your pet, agency warns

7/1/2014
Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

7/1/2014
No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report

Breakdown in safety procedures last month led to concerns about possible exposure

6/26/2014
For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization

CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

6/25/2014
Hepatitis C Infection May Have 'Silver Lining' for Transplant Patients

Infected people who need new organ might have less need for immune-suppressing drugs, study finds

6/25/2014
1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test, Survey Finds

Storm-water runoff, including sewage, continues to threaten swimmers' health

6/25/2014
Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough

In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

6/23/2014
Sivextro Approved for Severe Skin Infections

Antibiotic can be injected or taken as a pill

6/20/2014
Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.

So far, cases of the painful illness have been imported, but that may not last for long, experts say

6/20/2014
CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Anthrax

No risk to public; agency says safety procedures weren't followed

6/17/2014
Scientists Explore How Fecal Transplant Eases Tough Infection

Goal is an easier delivery method for treating C. difficile

6/17/2014
MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials

Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

6/17/2014
Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants

Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

6/13/2014
Gay 'Hook-Up' Apps Tied to Higher STD Infection Rates: Study

Men who use smartphones to locate new sex partners may be prone to riskier encounters, researchers say

6/13/2014
Health Tip: Care for Contact Lenses

And lower your risk of eye infection

6/11/2014
Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential

Just a few changes are needed for circulating strains to become contagious to humans, study finds

6/10/2014
Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds

Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

6/9/2014
Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids

Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

6/7/2014
Tick Exposure Can Occur in a Minute in Infested Areas

Insect repellant, clothing and daily skin checks best defense against disease-carrying pests, expert says

6/4/2014
Easy-to-Use IV Antibiotics Could Help Treat Serious Skin Infections

Study found two drugs worked as well as standard medication, with far fewer infusions needed

6/4/2014
Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection

The animals are the Typhoid Mary of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, infectious disease expert says

6/3/2014
Food Handlers Cause Most Food-Poisoning Cases

Norovirus spread in restaurants accounts for two-thirds of all outbreaks, CDC says

5/31/2014
Preventing Tick Bites

Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

5/29/2014
U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High

Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

5/28/2014
CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm

Thorough blood tests found no sign of infection in Illinois man, agency says

5/27/2014
FDA Approves Antibiotic for Skin Infections

Dalvance (dalbavancin) should help against bacteria resistant to older drugs

5/22/2014
Researchers Explore New Target for Malaria Vaccine

Approach shows promise in mice but more study needed before human trials can begin, experts say

5/20/2014
Unwanted Germs Can Land, Last Inside Jetliners

Study focused on MRSA and E. coli bacteria

5/20/2014
Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV

But study finds only 4 of 103 people whose DNA was tested had the cancer-causing strain of the virus

5/19/2014
Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest

Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed

5/19/2014
Windshield Washer Fluid May Be Source of Legionnaires' Disease

Study finds the potentially dangerous bacteria can exist for up to 14 months in the product

5/19/2014
Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital

He's a 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the MERS outbreak

5/19/2014
'Sterile' Urine May Be a Myth

Bacteria lurked even in samples from healthy women, researchers say

5/19/2014
Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Manicure and Pedicure

Salon should be licensed and clean

5/19/2014
Blood Infections Play Role in Up to Half of Hospital Deaths: Study

Treating these dangerous conditions also uses up a fifth of hospital expenditures, researchers found

5/19/2014
Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports

He was business associate of health care worker diagnosed with the first U.S. case, but shows no signs of illness

5/16/2014
New Drug for Chagas Disease Disappoints in 1st Human Trial

Older medication bested posaconazole, but combination of both might work well, study says

5/15/2014
Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma

Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest