Misc. Infections News

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9/26/2012
Doctors' Intuition May Be Key to Spotting Infections in Kids

Physicians should pay attention to their 'gut feeling' to detect serious illness in children

9/26/2012
Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk

Certain respiratory infections more common in urban than suburban infants, study finds

9/25/2012
Misdiagnosis Common for Rare Brain Disease: Study

Fatal 'sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease' is often mistaken for other degenerative conditions

9/19/2012
More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study

Parents more likely to have requirements waived in states with easy or philosophical exemption policies

9/19/2012
West Nile Cases Still Rising; Death Toll Now at 134, CDC Says

Texas continues to be epicenter of outbreak, with nearly 40 percent of all mosquito-borne infections

9/19/2012
FDA Warns Against Use of Diarrhea Drug From El Salvador

Ingredient in Intestinomicina linked to serious health problems, including bone marrow toxicity

9/12/2012
West Nile Cases Keep Climbing; 118 Deaths So Far, CDC Says

Texas remains the hardest hit state with 40 percent of mosquito-borne infections

9/12/2012
'Superpowered' Bacteria May Lurk Behind Sinus Infections

Research suggests it's survival of the fittest among these germs

9/11/2012
Swallowed Toothpicks Can Lead to Big Trouble, Experts Warn

One woman suffered blood poisoning but recovered after surgery

9/11/2012
Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Some Success

The painful, potentially deadly illness is endemic to the tropics, and has reappeared in the United States

9/10/2012
Electrolyte Problem Raises Post-Op Death Risk: Study

Patients with low sodium levels in the blood also had more complications such as infections

9/10/2012
Researchers Find Powerful Swine Flu Strain in Korea

While unlikely to spread to humans, scientists call for close global surveillance of pigs

9/10/2012
Kids' Vaccine Exemptions Too Easy to Obtain: Study

Only kindergarten students who truly need waivers should get them, to protect group immunity

9/10/2012
Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up

Parents, daycare workers also should be immunized, AAP guidelines say

9/10/2012
New Strep Throat Guidelines Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

Most sore throats are actually caused by viruses

9/10/2012
Tight Blood Sugar Control Won't Help Babies After Heart Surgery

Infection rates, survival didn't change, but more risk for low blood sugar seen in study

9/7/2012
Health Officials Tracking Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pet Turtles

Despite ban on selling them, 160 people in 30 states have fallen ill

9/7/2012
The Plague: It's Still With Us

Colorado girl likely the fourth infected in this 'average year,' CDC says

9/6/2012
Third of Hospital Staff Say Hand-Washing Reminders Unwelcome

Reasons ranged from professional embarrassment to possible legal fallout, survey finds

9/6/2012
Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High, CDC Says

But coverage for measles does not yet meet national standards in 15 states

8/31/2012
Feces-Linked Bacteria Found at Lake Erie Beaches

High levels of Arcobacter indicate fecal contamination, researcher notes

8/30/2012
Most U.S. Schools Unprepared for Pandemics: Study

Protective gear, medication stockpiles, staff disaster training all lacking

8/30/2012
Could Bacteria in Skin Mites Help Cause Rosacea?

Evidence is mounting that immune system might react badly to the germs, triggering the skin ailment

8/29/2012
Yet Another Tick-Borne Illness Emerges in U.S.

'Phlebovirus' symptoms in 2 Missouri men included fever, short-term memory problems

8/29/2012
West Nile Cases Jump 40% in a Week; 66 Deaths Reported, CDC Says

Texas bears the brunt of the outbreak, which has yet to peak, experts say

8/28/2012
Missed Diagnoses in ICU Often Have Deadly Results: Review

About 1 in 4 in intensive care has undiagnosed, sometimes potentially fatal, conditions

8/27/2012
Circumcision Benefits Are Significant, Pediatricians Say

But decision should stay with parents, they add

8/24/2012
African Chimps Carry Drug-Resistant, Human-Linked Staph

Study suggests infected caretakers might have spread bacteria to animals

8/23/2012
Tap Water Used in Neti Pots Tied to Rare, Fatal Brain Infection

Boiled or filtered water safer for preparation, expert says

8/23/2012
FDA Cites Possible Source of Cantaloupe-Salmonella Outbreak

Consumers urged to throw away melons from Indiana-based Chamberlain Farms

8/22/2012
Tainted Tattoo Ink Led to Skin Infection Outbreak

Premixed 'gray wash' product found as culprit has been discontinued

8/22/2012
Microbiology and Genome Experts Quell Deadly Bacteria Outbreak

Collaboration helped control multi-drug resistant bacterial infection at research hospital

8/22/2012
West Nile Outbreak Could Be Biggest Ever: CDC

Thirty-eight states have reported infections, almost half of 1,118 cases in Texas

8/20/2012
Curbing Circumcision Boosts STDs, Study Contends

Resulting infections, including HIV, could add billions to U.S. health spending, researchers say

8/20/2012
Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists

Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

8/17/2012
Healthy-Looking Pigs at State Fair Found to Have Swine Flu

CDC offers infection precautions for summer fairgoers

8/17/2012
Dallas Launches Insecticide Spraying Against West Nile Virus

The north Texas area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease this summer

8/16/2012
Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC

Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

8/16/2012
Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports

Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

8/16/2012
North Texas Cities to Start West Nile Spraying Thursday

Dallas, Fort Worth area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/14/2012
Dallas, Fort Worth Area Braces for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/13/2012
Dallas-Fort Worth Brace for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/9/2012
Sharp Spike Seen in Swine Flu Cases: CDC

Number of reported illnesses has jumped 5-fold this week

8/9/2012
High-Risk Heterosexuals Should Take HIV Prevention Pill, Too

More than 1 in 4 new HIV infections in U.S. in 2009 involved heterosexuals, research shows

8/8/2012
Too Much Travel May Be Tough on Olympians

Study finds traveling across more than five time zones to compete raises chances of illness

8/8/2012
New Vaccine May Offer Protection From Deadly Nipah Virus

Virus causes serious respiratory distress syndrome and encephalitis, researchers say

8/7/2012
Steroids Won't Ease Most Sinusitis Attacks, Study Finds

Increasingly popular treatment as ineffective as antibiotics against viral infections

8/3/2012
CDC Preparing Vaccine for New Swine Flu

No sustained person-to-person transmission yet, but this virus has a gene linked to pandemic flu

8/2/2012
West Nile Virus on the Rise in US: CDC

Health officials recommend steps to avoid the mosquito-borne infection

8/1/2012
Untreated Rabies May Not Be Lethal for All, Study Says

Some have natural resistance to infection from bat bites, researchers report