Misc. Infections News

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11/18/2016
Zika No Longer 'Global Health Emergency,' WHO Says

Spread of mosquito-borne virus is now a chronic issue, not an acute crisis, agency explains

11/18/2016
'Superbug' Common Among N.C. Hog Workers, Study Says

Overuse of antibiotics may threaten farm employees, their families

11/17/2016
More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections

Finding highlights growing problem of antibiotic resistance

11/16/2016
Women at Greater Risk Than Men for Zika Infection: Study

In mice, the vagina had a delayed immune response to the virus

11/15/2016
Zika Can Survive on Hard Surfaces for Hours

But it's unclear whether simply touching these surfaces might transmit the germ, researchers say

11/15/2016
Some Ebola Infections May Be Symptomless

Findings suggest impact of virus during recent outbreak may have been underestimated

11/14/2016
Mosquitoes Can Deliver Zika/Chikungunya Double Whammy

And like Zika, dengue and chikungunya can also cause neurological problems, study found

11/10/2016
Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains

A child's first flu infection appears to affect which new viruses they'll be protected against in the future

11/10/2016
DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study

Results are encouraging and human trials are underway, researchers say

11/8/2016
Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too

There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study finds

11/8/2016
Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu

When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

11/7/2016
Antibody Treatment Shields Fetus From Zika -- in Mice

Human-derived protein shows promise, but must still be tested in human trials

11/3/2016
Ebola Virus Mutated to Become More Infectious, Scientists Say

Virologists hope this information will help them better prepare for the next outbreak

11/1/2016
Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean

Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

11/1/2016
Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

11/1/2016
Why You Need a Flu Shot Now

If you do develop influenza, vaccination can soften the blow, doctors say

10/31/2016
Could Zika Harm Men's Fertility?

Mouse study hints at an effect, but studies in humans needed

10/28/2016
Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed

One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

10/27/2016
Nurses' 'Scrubs' Pick Up Bad Hospital Germs

Superbug MRSA, other disease-causing bacteria detected on uniforms in ICU

10/26/2016
Study Discounts Myth of 'Patient Zero' in U.S. AIDS Crisis

Genetic analysis of 40-year-old blood samples shows many North Americans already infected by late 1970s

10/20/2016
Black Americans May Have Stronger Immune Response to Infections

But that robust reaction might increase inflammation too much, researchers say

10/19/2016
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC

More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

10/14/2016
Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study

Individuals, and large part of populations, may be protected against future epidemics, scientists say

10/14/2016
Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies

Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

10/13/2016
Migration Helps Spread Bird Flu Worldwide

Scientists recommend keeping wild birds away from poultry farms

10/13/2016
Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC

Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

10/13/2016
Scientists Map DNA of Zika Virus From Semen

It's another step in trying to understand the germ linked to severe birth defects worldwide

10/13/2016
Monkey Study Hints at Drug-Free Suppression of HIV

Initial safety studies are under way, though it's not yet clear if the treatment will be effective in people

10/13/2016
Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short

Many people still lack access to effective diagnosis and treatments, WHO report shows

10/10/2016
If Patient in the Hospital Bed Before You Got Antibiotics -- Take Heed

Researchers find an association with C. difficile infection

10/7/2016
Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections

They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

10/5/2016
Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations

Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

10/5/2016
Zika Connection to Rare Nerve Disorder Bolstered by Study

Virus detected in body fluids of Colombians with Guillain-Barre syndrome

9/30/2016
CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika

Meanwhile, French report shows virus can infect sperm

9/29/2016
Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action

Coalition launched to curb treatment-related infections

9/29/2016
Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC

Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

9/29/2016
2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

9/27/2016
Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study

These widespread insects do spread West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis though, researchers say

9/23/2016
New MRSA Strain Found in Denmark

Researchers believe it was spread through contaminated imported poultry

9/23/2016
Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems

Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year, study suggests

9/23/2016
Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

9/21/2016
Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC

But new drug shows promise against sexually transmitted disease in early trials

9/20/2016
Another Mosquito-Borne Virus Moves North From the Amazon

Mayaro virus is spotted for first time in Haiti, and researchers say it's a 'concern'

9/16/2016
More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly

Study of Brazilian newborns spots virus far more frequently in blood tests of babies with the birth defect

9/15/2016
Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study

Virus may stay in urine, saliva longer, but corneal transplants may pose transmission risk, researchers say

9/11/2016
What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk

Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

9/9/2016
Anti-Inflammatory Agent in Cord Blood Shows Promise in Mice

Researchers say findings point toward possible new treatments for sepsis

9/9/2016
CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika

He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

9/7/2016
Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika

Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

9/6/2016
Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice

Discovery may explain why virus can cause serious vision problems in people, but more research is needed