Misc. Infections News

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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

8/12/2014
WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs

Move would be justified in 'particular circumstances' of current outbreak, ethicists say

8/11/2014
In Neonatal ICU, Hand Washing Plus Gloves May Curb Infections

But researchers say it's too soon to make recommendation

8/11/2014
Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates

Drugs that suppress the immune system make it harder to fight infection, study says

8/11/2014
Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September

'Patient Zero' thought to be 2-year-old who lived in village near 3 West African nations

8/11/2014
Ethicists Grapple With Tough Questions Over Release of Ebola Drugs

As West African crisis gathers momentum, pressure is on to bring untested medicine to desperate patients

8/10/2014
Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September

Any vaccine resulting from the trials wouldn't be available till 2015, WHO says

8/9/2014
Expert Offers Safe Splinter Removal Tips

Going barefoot in the summer increases risk of problems, doctor says

8/8/2014
Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy

Study finds cancer treatment didn't seem to lessen immunization's effects

8/7/2014
Some Home Tattoo Kits Recalled Due to Infection Risk

FDA concerned some contaminated ink may still be used by professionals or at home

8/7/2014
Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections

Third such antibiotic sanctioned this year

8/7/2014
CDC Raises Ebola Outbreak Response to Highest Alert Status

World Health Organization also mulling similar move as cases are reported in Nigeria

8/6/2014
Researchers Closer to Test for Human Form of 'Mad Cow' Disease

New methods that test urine or nasal tissue samples appear promising: studies

8/6/2014
Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Unwarranted, Experts Say

Virus doesn't transmit easily and medical care in United States is greatly superior to that in West Africa

8/6/2014
Ebola Patient Nancy Writebol Making 'Slow Improvement'

She is being cared for in isolation unit at same Atlanta hospital as another patient, Dr. Kent Brantly

8/5/2014
People With HIV May Be at Lower Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

Constant immune system suppression may be the reason why, researchers say

8/4/2014
Experimental Serum May Have Been Key to Recovery of 2 Ebola Patients: Reports

Meanwhile, patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City being tested for the virus

8/4/2014
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

8/3/2014
Ebola Patient Dr Kent Brantly Arrives in U.S., May Be Improving

Second patient is expected to be delivered to the same Atlanta medical isolation unit later this week

8/2/2014
First U.S. Ebola Patient to Arrive in Atlanta on Saturday

Unnamed patient will be transported to specially equipped hospital for treatment

8/1/2014
Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated to United States

State Dept. says transfer to U.S. hospital will be done under strict protocols to ensure safety

7/31/2014
There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival

Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say

7/31/2014
CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens

Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries

7/30/2014
Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds