Misc. Infections News

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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

5/15/2014
CDC Urges Anti-HIV Pill for People at High Risk of Infection

Targeted groups include people with an infected partner or those who don't practice safe sex

5/14/2014
Hand Microbes Might Reflect Where, How You Live

Finding suggests that studies in this area should include people from different regions

5/14/2014
MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency: WHO

U.N. agency says the virus, concentrated in the Middle East, doesn't seem to spread easily among people

5/13/2014
2 Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill

Testing for the potentially fatal respiratory infection is underway, officials say

5/13/2014
Pets Can Carry Same 'Superbug' Strains as Their Owners: Study

But infection tends to originate in humans, so concern that your cat or dog has MRSA isn't necessary, researchers say

5/12/2014
2nd MERS Case Identified in U.S.

Like first patient, this patient had been health care worker in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak

5/9/2014
Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC

Rates have more than doubled since 2000, health officials report

5/8/2014
CDC Targets 5 Parasitic Infections

Neglected but treatable infections impact millions of Americans unknowingly, agency notes

5/6/2014
MERS Can Be Transmitted From Camel to Human, Study Confirms

Vienna virologists report finding coronavirus almost identical in both from same region

5/5/2014
1st U.S. MERS Patient May Be Released From Hospital Soon

He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed more than 100

5/5/2014
Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents

Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

5/5/2014
1st U.S. MERS Patient Improving, Officials Say

He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93

5/2/2014
1st MERS Case Reported in U.S.

Patient had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93, CDC says

4/29/2014
HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'

Kissing doesn't seem to raise rate of viral infection between committed partners, study finds

4/29/2014
'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity

Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources

4/24/2014
Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

4/24/2014
Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness

Scientists spent a decade sequencing its genome, and hope to find new targets for pest control

4/24/2014
Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study

Researchers looked at recurring infections caused by C. difficile bacteria

4/17/2014
Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus

Cryptococcus neoformans can be especially threatening to people with weak immune systems

4/17/2014
Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High

New CDC report finds certain contaminants, such as Vibrio and E. coli, on the rise

4/17/2014
Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought

Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection

4/16/2014
Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials

If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

4/14/2014
As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away

There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult

4/11/2014
Binge Drinking May Slow Wound Healing

Heavy alcohol use lowers level of beneficial immune system cells, animal study shows

4/11/2014
Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study

Scientists say finding shows marine animals may be yet another host of flu viruses

4/10/2014
Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study

Poultry prep linked to E. coli found on food equipment in homes, hospitals

4/10/2014
Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds

'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say

4/10/2014
Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC

The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say

4/9/2014
Restaurants Pose Double the Risk of Food Poisoning Compared to Homes: Study

Many cases may be going unreported, consumer advocacy group adds

4/8/2014
Health Care Workers Wash Hands More When Patients Watching

Canadian study enlisted patients to monitor hospital staff

4/4/2014
U.S. Traveler Returning From Africa Has Lassa Fever, CDC Says

The infectious illness is not related to Ebola fever, officials stress

4/3/2014
Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients

People with kidney trouble assigned to daily half-hour stroll got a boost in immune function, study found

4/3/2014
Health Tip: Caring for a Hangnail

Don't rip off the skin

3/31/2014
Study Adds to Signs Linking HIV to Heart Trouble

Coronary artery disease seen in men who were taking meds for advanced HIV infection