Misc. Infections News

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2 Salmonella Outbreaks Traced to Baby Chicks, Ducklings

CDC says they came from the same mail-order hatchery in Ohio

Infections Among Those With Heart Devices Has Doubled: Study

Researchers suggest growing number of sicker patients explains the increase

Cases of Legionnaire's Disease Tripled in 10 Years

Most people recover with antibiotic treatment, CDC says

'Rub and Rinse' Best Way to Clean Soft Contact Lenses

Extra step before soaking helps remove resistant germs, researchers say

Kids Urged to Take Steps to Avoid Spreading Illness at School

Frequent hand washing an important way to keep contagious infections at bay, experts say

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Turkey Sickens More People

Number of infected people is probably much higher than reported, expert says

'Superdrug' Against Range of Viruses Shows Promise in Animal Trials

DRACO looks for genetic target that's common to virally infected cells, but will it work in humans?

New Bacteria Linked to Tattoo Infections

CDC investigation shows tap water used for ink was the culprit

Poor, Urban Heterosexuals at High Risk of HIV: CDC

Risk up to 20 times greater in metropolitan areas with high rates of AIDS

Drug Duo Appears to Combat Infections of Lung Linings

New approach to pleural infection reduces fever, drains fluid better than standard treatment, study finds

Kids Taught to Wash Hands in School Avoid Sick Days: Study

Training in hand hygiene and disinfection may be a simple, cheap way to reduce infectious illness

Toe Deformities Should Be Treated Early: Experts

Delaying treatment can lead to other problems, such as skin infections, doctor says

Scientists Take Navel-Gazing to New Level

Belly button project finds most of bacteria living on skin there are good guys

U.S. 'Stroke Belt' May Also Be 'Sepsis Belt'

Highest rates of the bacterial blood infection occur in Southeast states, where strokes most common, researcher says

Surge in New HIV Infections Among Young Black Gay Men Troubling: CDC

And rate of new cases among all Americans is stuck at about 50,000 per year

High Dose of Yeast Infection Drug Linked to Birth Defects, FDA Says

Pregnant women can safely use fluconazole for one-time, low-dose care of vaginal infection, agency says

Scientists Warn of New Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella

Poultry from Africa carrying S. Kentucky strain may have been a source of infection in Europeans

'Meth' Abuse Ups Risk of HIV Infection in Young Gay Men

Study found high rates of drug use among this group, and much more risky sexual behaviors

Gene Study Sheds Light on Deadly German E. Coli Strain

Scientists caution against use of certain antibiotics in the treatment of this infection

Dolphins' Superior Ability to Heal May Help Humans

Understanding how they thwart pain, resist infection may advance field of wound treatment, researcher says

Drugs Can Bring HIV-Infected Africans Normal Life Spans

Ugandan study finds adherence to the regimens raises life expectancy to that of uninfected citizens

Novel Virus 'Jumped' From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find

Infection that killed U.S. research monkeys sickened scientist and family member, study says

Tool to Spot Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Called Not Worth It

Procedure not only didn't help, it slightly upped the risk of adverse effects, researchers found

Bed Sores Afflict More Blacks in Nursing Homes Than Whites: Study

Differences in staffing and even mattress quality may help explain disparity, researchers say

Parents Can Help Stop Spread of Water Park Illnesses

Having your child shower before entering pool is first big step, experts say

Study Offers Update on Staph Pneumonia Trends in Children

Records from Texas hospital over decade show most cases caused by aggressive MRSA strain

Gonorrhea's Growing Resistance to Antibiotics Concerns CDC

New treatments, greater surveillance needed, agency says

A Deadly New Reason to Avoid Deer Ticks

A little-known illness they're spreading can be fatal, especially to people with a weak immune system

Cotton Swabs Help Prevent Surgical Site Infections: Study

Daily use to probe incision site also reduced patient pain, hospital stay, researchers say

Hong Kong Strain of Scarlet Fever Unlikely to Spread to U.S., Experts Say

But they advise keeping an eye on outbreaks of chickenpox, which may result from the illness

U.S. Plague Fatality 'Isolated' Lab Incident, New Report Confirms

Research supports government report on lab worker's death in 2009

Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns, Study Finds

Babies whose moms received vaccine nearly 50% less likely to be hospitalized with flu

Research Sheds Light on Cause of Brain Deficits in HIV Patients

Virus can weaken blood-brain barrier and infect cells that normally support brain, study finds

German E. Coli Strain Especially Lethal, Studies Find

This variant of the intestinal bug shows key changes that made it tougher to fight

Could a Dangerous Fungus Lurk in Your Dishwasher?

Disease-causing microbes thrive in moist household appliances, but experts say they're not a serious threat

'Glowing Hands' Gel Shows Kids Where Dirt, Germs Linger

It helped improve children's handwashing techniques, study says

Health Tip: Prevent Swimmer's Ear

Keep ears as dry as possible

Study Finds Two-Seat 'Hot Zone' for Flu Spread on Planes

Experts had thought the danger area was much larger, researchers say

Tainted Soil May Put Kids at Risk for Vision Loss

Parasitic disease affects those who ingest dirt containing microscopic eggs, researchers warn

Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

But some still don't, which is a 'serious risk,' expert says

In U.S., Salmonella Is on the Rise While E. Coli Retreats

CDC says salmonella now causes majority of hospitalizations linked to foodborne illness

For Gay Men, Serious Relationships Still Harbor Risks for HIV

Odds of transmitting the virus are 6 times that of men engaging in more casual sex, study finds

Eating Dirt Has Long, Maybe Healthy, History

Review of data on 'geophagy' suggests people do it to help ward off germs and parasites

Officials: U.S. Not Affected by European E. Coli Outbreak

All tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce imported from Germany and Spain being tested

New MRSA Strain Found in Cows' Milk in U.K., Denmark

Pasteurization can prevent risk of infection through the food chain, researchers say

30 Years Into the Epidemic, a Generation With HIV Comes of Age

Most U.S. teens, young adults who contracted virus as newborns are healthy, hopeful

Noisy ORs Linked to Raised Risk of Surgical Site Infection

The sound level may be related to the difficulty of the procedure, researchers say

Deadly E. Coli Strain in Europe Should Serve as Warning, Experts Say

Though unlikely to spread to U.S. shores, dangerous strains of bacteria becoming more common

More Than 1 Million Americans Now Living With HIV: CDC

While advances in care are leading to healthier lives, preventing new infections is key