Misc. Infections News

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8/19/2013
U.S. Lyme Disease Cases Vastly Underreported: CDC

Ongoing studies suggest ticks infect 300,000 people each year

8/16/2013
Cases in Stomach Bug Outbreak Continue to Climb

Latest CDC statistics show 576 illnesses reported in 19 states, 36 people hospitalized

8/15/2013
Certain Antibiotics Tied to Blood Sugar Swings in Diabetics

Drugs such as Cipro, Avelox were most implicated, but experts say other factors may be at play

8/14/2013
More Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Hepatitis C

Faldaprevir and deleobuvir are part of effort to develop treatments that avoid harsh side effects

8/14/2013
Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Infection, Gum Disease?

Study suggests pathway from oral bacteria to colon cells

8/13/2013
Company Tied to Stomach Bug Outbreak Stops Shipments to U.S.

Salad mix from Mexico has been implicated in Iowa, Nebraska cases; source of other infections is unclear

8/9/2013
Asian Tiger Mosquito Could Spread U.S. Disease

Present in more than half of states, the bloodthirsty parasite transmits a host of viruses

8/9/2013
'Superbug' Can Spread to Nearby Hospitals

Study of antibiotic-resistant VRE found domino effect

8/9/2013
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 307 in 37 States

CDC says infections are linked to baby poultry from multiple hatcheries

8/8/2013
Stomach Bug Outbreak Cases Top 500

Meanwhile, health officials still trying to track down source of infections in 14 of 16 states affected

8/7/2013
China Bird Flu Appears to Have Spread From Person to Person

Single reported case does not mean pandemic is likely, although vigilance is needed, experts say

8/5/2013
Stomach Bug Outbreak Source in Two States Traced to Mexican Farm

Health officials in Iowa, Nebraska point to salad mix as culprit; CDC has not confirmed a source in 14 other states

8/2/2013
400 Now Sickened in Stomach Bug Outbreak

Health officials in Iowa, Nebraska point to salad mix as culprit, but CDC has not confirmed a source

8/1/2013
Stomach Bug Outbreak Grows, Bagged Salad Implicated

Health officials in Iowa, Nebraska point to salad mix as culprit, but CDC has not confirmed a source

7/30/2013
Stomach Bug Outbreak Spreads to More States: CDC

Cyclospora cases now total 353, and source of the illnesses remains unknown

7/30/2013
Meth Use Tied to Deadly Brain Infection in Mouse Study

A generally harmless fungus caused death in animals injected with methamphetamine, researchers say

7/26/2013
Germs in the Gym

Basketballs, volleyballs can be magnets for bacteria, study finds

7/26/2013
Lethal New Virus in Monkeys Shows Potential to Infect Humans

Study of germ that killed primates in a California colony should spur more vigilance, researchers say

7/26/2013
FDA Proposes New Safety Rules for Imported Food

Announcement comes in wake of recent outbreaks of foodborne illnesses

7/26/2013
Recently Emerged MERS Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study

But Middle East respiratory virus has high death rates among people with chronic illnesses

7/25/2013
U.S. Health Officials Still Tracking Source of Stomach Bug Outbreak

285 cases of cyclospora infections, 18 hospitalizations in 11 states since late June

7/23/2013
Details Emerge on Rabies Transplant Death

Organ donor had trapped raccoons, was bitten at least twice, investigation reveals

7/22/2013
Midwest Ticks Show Signs of 'Heartland Virus'

Recently discovered disease struck two Missouri farmers

7/18/2013
Social Media Helps Pin Down Source of Foodborne Strep Throat Outbreak

Facebook users realized many high school banquet attendees were ill, notified health department

7/16/2013
Signs of Potential Trouble for Nursing Home Residents

Multiple hospitalizations for dehydration, certain infections raise risk of death, study finds

7/16/2013
2012 Texas West Nile Outbreak Linked to Mild Winter

Lessons learned in deadly resurgence may point the way to prevention, expert says

7/15/2013
New Treatments Show Promise Against Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Study results were impressive, but experts say other options are still needed

7/12/2013
Bacteria Infection Risk May Be Higher for Pregnant Women With Diabetes

But hospital-related infection not more likely with gestational-type diabetes

7/11/2013
Infant Vaccines Also Protect Seniors Against Pneumonia: Study

It's one of the most dramatic examples of 'herd immunity' seen in recent years, researchers report

7/11/2013
Country Singer Randy Travis Suffers a Stroke

Doctors had implanted a device to help his weakened heart pump blood

7/10/2013
Scientists Examine New Bird Flu's Potential to Spread

They looked at transmission between humans and mammals in lab

7/9/2013
Cat Poop May Pose Health Risk

Parasite linked to variety of diseases, experts say

7/9/2013
Country Singer Randy Travis in Critical Condition With Heart Infection

Singer first admitted to Dallas hospital on Sunday after developing what he thought was a cold

7/8/2013
Listeria Outbreak Prompts Cheese Recall

1 person dead, 4 sickened; source seems to be Wisconsin company, CDC says

7/2/2013
Tick-Borne Illness Babesiosis a Hazard for Seniors: FDA

Risk highest in certain East Coast states

7/1/2013
New Tick-Borne Illness May Be Misdiagnosed

Case reports look at 2 older patients with Borrelia miyamotoi infection

7/1/2013
Early Respiratory Infection May Double Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Study

Researchers looked at children who had first-degree relatives with the autoimmune disease

6/26/2013
How Safe Is Your Local Beach?

Report card rates cleanest and most contaminated beaches across U.S.

6/26/2013
Fungus From Tainted Steroid Shots Migrated to Base of Brain, Study Shows

Once there, it could help spur the meningitis that killed 58 in last year's outbreak

6/26/2013
Flu Spreads Quickest Among Kids, Teachers, Health-Care Workers

Study finds they're most likely to have frequent contact with others already infected

6/19/2013
Study Reveals How New Respiratory Virus Spreads

Infectious-disease experts went to Middle East to gather information on often deadly MERS virus

6/19/2013
HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC

Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

6/18/2013
MRIs Spot 'Hidden' Fungal Infections From Tainted Steroid Shots

More cases will continue to surface, study author predicts

6/17/2013
Many Young Americans Unaware They're Infected With HIV

Study found age was key to whether patients knew HIV status and were getting treatment

6/14/2013
Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection

Germ-fighting proteins contained within saliva work better in seniors, study found

6/13/2013
Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC

Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

6/13/2013
Old Bones Give Clues to Leprosy's Demise in Europe

Genetic examination of medieval strains points to social isolation of victims as reason disease died out

6/12/2013
Medicine Might Help Shield Injection Drug Abusers From HIV

Study found 70 percent drop in new infections among addicts who adhered closely to tenofovir treatment

6/11/2013
Heavier Pregnant Women Tend to Deliver Prematurely

In large Swedish study, risk rose along with the mother's weight

6/11/2013
CDC: 87 Now Sickened in Hepatitis A Outbreak Tied to Frozen Berry Mix

All infections traced to product sold at Costco stores, agency says