Misc. Infections News

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3/20/2013
'Cruise Ship Virus' Also Sickens 1 Million U.S. Kids Yearly

Norovirus has overtaken rotavirus in causing gastric illness, CDC study finds

3/20/2013
Measles Can Spread Further Than Thought on Airplanes: Study

Current tracking system needs to take this into account, use other strategies, researchers say

3/18/2013
Craze for Hairless Genitals Accompanies Rise in Infections

Shaving, clipping and waxing may raise risk of skin virus, study finds

3/18/2013
Nursing Shortage May Harm Infants in Intensive Care, Study Says

As understaffing increased, so did risk for infection, study found

3/16/2013
Expert Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Bathroom

And 3 million good reasons to keep your toothbrush covered

3/15/2013
Rabies From Transplanted Organ Killed Recipient, CDC Says

Such cases are very rare but other potential recipients are being vaccinated, agency said

3/14/2013
Efforts to Prevent Hospital-Based Infection Falling Short, Survey Finds

Gastric illness from C. difficile continues to rise despite improved cleaning, decontamination

3/14/2013
Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida

Some 2009-2010 cases originated in Key West mosquitoes, not from travelers, CDC says

3/14/2013
CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

Drug abuse, prostitution tied to heightened risk, latest survey finds

3/13/2013
Secrets of New SARS-Like Virus Uncovered

Finding shows how it enters cells, could lead to vaccine, researchers report

3/12/2013
Germs Fly in Roller-Derby Games, Study Finds

Skaters swap skin bacteria during bouts

3/11/2013
Kids' Pet Frogs Caused Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Infection traced to animals bred at single California facility

3/8/2013
Flu Infections Continue to Decline

33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/8/2013
Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk in Study

Use of such products doubled odds of bacterial vaginosis, researchers find

3/5/2013
'Nightmare' Bacteria Spreading in U.S. Hospitals, Nursing Homes: CDC

Half of those infected die from this antibiotic-resistant bacteria

3/5/2013
Report Details Steps to Boost Patient Safety

Leadership is needed for change to occur, experts say

3/5/2013
3/1/2013
Kids, Seniors Prone to MRSA Infections Depending on Season: Study

Elderly tend to get strain that's dominant in winter, while children more vulnerable to summer strain

3/1/2013
Tattoos Can Pose Health Hazards, Doctor Warns

Industrial inks, poor skin placement may lead to variety of problems

2/28/2013
Man Who Got Smallpox Vaccine Passes Milder Infection to Sex Partner: CDC

Transmission is common if the vaccine wound is not covered, expert says

2/28/2013
With Acne, Bacteria Strain on Your Skin May Be Culprit

Study suggests two types of microbe may lead to acne, while third helps keep skin clear

2/28/2013
Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread

Study found 86 percent of airborne virus particles were stopped in 43 percent humidity

2/27/2013
Costs of ER Visits Vary in U.S., Study Finds

Urinary tract infections, kidney stones most expensive among top 10 outpatient conditions

2/27/2013
Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Raise Risks After Knee Replacement

Rates of infection, blood clots similar in those with and without the condition, study finds

2/27/2013
2/22/2013
Breast Reconstruction Using Women's Own Tissue Appears Safe: Study

Few short-term complications found with 'autologous' transplants

2/21/2013
Dialysis Catheters Tied to Higher Risk for Infection, Death, Study Finds

Other methods of accessing blood are safer, researchers concluded

2/21/2013
Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC

Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus

2/20/2013
Mosquitoes Can Become Desensitized to DEET

Disease-causing bugs ignore repellent's smell several hours after exposure, study finds

2/20/2013
Multiple Tests Needed to Spot Infections in Newborns: Study

Some bacteria may avoid detection with standard exams, researchers contend

2/19/2013
Blame Common Colds on Your Chromosome 'Caps?'

Study of young adults suggests DNA 'telomeres' may determine who's vulnerable

2/19/2013
Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study

But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows

2/15/2013
Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

2/13/2013
Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital

Discovered in 2001, human metapneumovirus is worse in very young, very old

2/13/2013
Patients Urged to Watch for Trouble After Colon Surgery

Wound drainage, bowel problems, fever can signal post-op complications, expert panel says

2/12/2013
New Antibiotic May Treat Skin Infections in Shorter Time

Study of experimental drug tedizolid also found fewer daily doses needed

2/11/2013
China's Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock May Threaten Human Health

Much higher levels of antibiotic-resistance genes found at pig farms in study

2/8/2013
Bedbugs: Easy to Attract, Hard to Eliminate

Medical expert offers tips on spotting infestation in your home

2/8/2013
Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says

While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

2/7/2013
Daily Dialysis Has Risks, Benefits for Kidney Disease Patients

Quality of life improves, but odds for complications around site of needle entry also rises, study finds

2/7/2013
Scientists Explore How Zinc Fights Off Infection

Mineral may play role in preventing common cold, ICU sepsis

2/6/2013
In Hospitals, Daily Antiseptic Bath May Prevent Dangerous Infections

Simple swab-based cleansing cut rates of some drug-resistant bacteria by 23 percent, study found

2/6/2013
Some Whooping Cough Strains Now Outsmarting Vaccine

Current vaccine is still best protection against the disease, experts say

2/6/2013
Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors

But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

2/4/2013
Review Finds No Evidence Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Are Infectious

Analysis of patients who received human growth hormone from cadavers saw no increased risk of brain diseases

2/3/2013
Defend Against Double-Dipping at Your Super Bowl Party

Some creative ways to lower chances of germ-laden chips finding their way into shared dips

2/1/2013
Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC

45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

2/1/2013
Health Tip: Troubled by a Toothache?

Check for these signs of abscess

1/31/2013
Pet Hedgehogs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in 8 States

CDC is investigating cases of rare strain of stomach bug linked to the animals

1/31/2013
People Can Emit Flu Germs in Air Up to 6 Feet Away, Study Finds

Researchers urge more study, new infection-control procedures to protect health care workers