Misc. Infections News

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8/4/2010
Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern

Five states involved, with California seeing largest epidemic in 50 years, officials say

7/30/2010
H1N1 Protection in Coming Season's Flu Vaccines: FDA

Just one shot should shield against multiple strains, agency says

7/30/2010
Too Soon to Tell Whether Dengue Fever Will Spread in U.S.

Not clear yet where 46 cases in Florida came from, CDC official says

7/28/2010
Anesthesia's Role in Hip, Knee Replacement Infections Studied

Greater risk noted in patients who had general versus spinal/epidural method, researchers say

7/23/2010
Avoid Mosquito Bites to Prevent Dengue Fever in Florida: Expert

Advice to cut risk includes using bug spray with DEET, eliminating still water sources

7/22/2010
Dangerous Fungus Now Endemic in Pacific Northwest: CDC

The emerging fungal infection can be deadly, but many mild cases may go unnoticed, expert says

7/20/2010
Many HIV-Exposed Infants in Africa Don't Get Protective Drug, Study Shows

Only half got minimal dose at clinics studied; expanded global programs urged

7/20/2010
Screening for Sepsis Could Save Lives, Researchers Say

Emergency surgery, co-existing illness, age over 60 linked to deadly blood infection, study found

7/19/2010
Poverty Driving HIV's Spread Among Urban Heterosexuals: Report

Infection rates climb as income falls, regardless of race/ethnicity, CDC says

7/19/2010
Vaginal Gel Cuts Risk of HIV Infection, Study Shows

When used consistently before and after sex, antiretroviral halved chances of transmission

7/19/2010
Aggressive Drug Therapy May Help Slow Spread of AIDS

Infections in British Columbia cut in half since regimen introduced in 1996, study finds

7/19/2010
Many False-Positive HIV Test Results for Those in AIDS Vaccine Trials

Almost half get the erroneous result, causing stigma and hampering trial enrollment, experts say

7/16/2010
Computers Help Beat Hospital Infections

Hospitals with automated surveillance systems can better respond to outbreaks, survey suggests

7/15/2010
Scientists Create 'Malaria-Proof' Mosquito

Gene-tweaked insect can't be infected by parasite that spurs the disease, researchers say

7/14/2010
Dengue Infection Re-Emerges in Florida: CDC

5 percent of Key West residents tested were exposed to mosquito-borne virus in 2009

7/9/2010
Scientists Engineering Advanced Wound Dressings

Embedded antibiotics would be released only when infection is detected, researchers say

7/9/2010
Summer is High Time for Bacterial Infection in Cats

Tularemia can come from ticks and can be passed to humans, experts warn

7/2/2010
Scientists Make Immune Cells in Mice That Fight Off HIV

But it will be years until this gene therapy is tested in humans, researchers say

7/1/2010
Sex With Recent Smallpox Vaccine Recipient Can Lead to Illness

CDC reports case of woman who contracted vaccinia virus, main ingredient in the shot

7/1/2010
Hepatitis A Vaccine Pays Off for Kids: Study

U.S. urges vaccination for children 12-23 months

6/28/2010
FDA Urges Limiting Antibiotics in Meat

The practice is encouraging microbial resistance to drugs that fight infections in humans, agency says

6/24/2010
Aging Swingers at High STD Risk

Middle-aged partner swappers more likely to be infected than prostitutes, Dutch study found

6/22/2010
Blacks Seem More Vulnerable to Deadly Blood Infection

Study suggests higher rates of diabetes, kidney disease might explain why sepsis hits them harder

6/22/2010
New Method Proposed for Gauging Hospital Infection Rates

Current system doesn't accurately portray extent of the problem, study says

6/21/2010
Ear Tubes Appear to Be Safe Before Cochlear Implantation

No adverse effects noted in pediatric study

6/21/2010
Breast Milk Reduces Infections in Babies

Study finds at least 4 to 6 months of exclusive breast-feeding best

6/17/2010
Stomach Bacteria Might Trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis

Combination of genetics, environment caused mice to develop disease, study finds

6/16/2010
H1N1 Flu Vaccine May Shield Against 1918 Strain

Mouse studies suggest shot would do double duty, in unlikely event of older virus' return

6/15/2010
Drug-Resistant Staph Threatens Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Risk of death is 1.3 times higher for those with MRSA in respiratory tract, study shows

6/15/2010
Gene-Based Detection Method Might Spot HIV Earlier

Nucleic acid testing found cases missed by routine screening, researchers say

6/10/2010
Staph Infection Risk Rises With Brain, Chest Surgeries

These two types of procedures account for most post-surgical cases, study finds

6/9/2010
H1N1 Flu Acts Much Like Its Seasonal Cousin

Spreads at same rate, shows similar symptoms, study finds

6/8/2010
Poor Hygiene a Danger at Outpatient Surgery Centers

CDC study finds 1 in 5 doesn't practice proper hand washing, for example

6/8/2010
FDA Needs Food Safety Overhaul: Report

Focus must shift from reacting to illness outbreaks to preventing them, experts say

6/4/2010
Health Tip: Understanding Fifth Disease

The viral infection is common in children

6/4/2010
A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers

It's likely that the virus, so rampant last spring, will adopt a regular fall/winter pattern, experts say

5/28/2010
Scientist Becomes First Human 'Infected' With Computer Virus

As implantable medical device technology advances, so will potential risks, researcher warns

5/27/2010
Decline in Potentially Lethal Hospital-Based Infections

CDC finds 'central line' catheter-linked illnesses fall 18 percent across the U.S.

5/27/2010
Anti-HIV Drugs May Help Prevent Spread of Virus

Nearly all partners in study remained uninfected, but 'safe sex' still urged, experts say

5/25/2010
Lubricant Use May Raise HIV Infection Risk During Anal Sex

Lab study found some products have a toxic effect on cells, tissue

5/25/2010
Quick Use of Antibiotics Best for COPD Flare-Ups

Not waiting to confirm an infection improves patient outcomes, researchers say

5/25/2010
Bacteria May Predict Chances of Colon Cancer

Presence of certain types in gut indicated higher, lower risk of disease, study finds

5/24/2010
No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations

Some parents worry babies get 'too much too soon,' but study finds no impact on neurological health

5/24/2010
Female-to-Male HIV Transmission Risk Doubles During Pregnancy

More research is needed to explore reasons why, study authors say

5/21/2010
Experimental Vaccine Shields Monkeys Against Ebola

U.S. team develops shot that protects against 3 strains

5/19/2010
Infants Vulnerable to Measles Before 1st Shot

Inherited immunity wears off, putting kids at risk, study finds

5/19/2010
Antibiotic Resistance Can Last a Year, Review Finds

Experts urge more careful use of the drugs in primary care

5/14/2010
Primary Care Docs Handling More HIV Cases

Over half of those surveyed have patients who have tested positive for the disease

5/12/2010
Almost Half of Deaths in Kids Under 5 Occur in 5 Countries

Two-thirds of cases due to infectious diseases, researchers report

5/11/2010
Tainted Lettuce Recall Expands

Distributors in Oklahoma, Massachusetts asked to pull back products