Misc. Infections News

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9/6/2016
U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones

Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

9/2/2016
CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika

The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

9/2/2016
Smokeless Tobacco May Contain Potentially Harmful Bacteria

Infections, diarrhea and vomiting are possible consequences, FDA expert says

9/2/2016
Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use

A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

9/1/2016
Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections: Study

Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

9/1/2016
Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study

World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

9/1/2016
3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida

A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

9/1/2016
Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases

Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

8/31/2016
Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC

Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

8/30/2016
Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika

Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say

8/30/2016
Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies

Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

8/29/2016
FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

8/26/2016
Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study

Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

8/25/2016
Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika

Researchers think vaginal fluid may be ideal breeding ground for the virus, which can cause fetal brain damage

8/25/2016
New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida

Latest one in Palm Beach County brings state total to 43; scientists predict 400 cases by summer's end

8/24/2016
Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

8/23/2016
Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

8/23/2016
Fast Action Can Prevent Sepsis Death: CDC

Know the signs of extreme response to infection, consider it a 'medical emergency'

8/23/2016
Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

8/23/2016
'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper

Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained

8/18/2016
Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says

Too often, lens-linked infections lead to corneal scarring and other vision issues, study shows

8/18/2016
Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds

Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

8/13/2016
Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll

Meanwhile, U.S. health officials declare public health emergency in Puerto Rico

8/12/2016
Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll

Only 10 percent of would-be travelers said they'd postpone a trip or head elsewhere

8/10/2016
Serious Infections Tied to Suicide Risk

Danish study finds greater association in those hospitalized with HIV or hepatitis

7/28/2016
Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?

Potentially fatal infection is found in Southwest U.S. and is often misdiagnosed, specialists say

7/28/2016
Florida Investigates 2 More Possible Cases of Zika Virus Local Transmission

If all 4 are confirmed, they would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

7/27/2016
Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage

Dutch case finds woman's infection in South America may have spurred her pregnancy loss

7/25/2016
Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics: Study

Because it's winter in Brazil, mosquito activity has subsided

7/25/2016
1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study

Scientists used data on births, climate and other mosquito-borne infection to estimate outbreak

7/25/2016
CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women

Any sex partner, male or female, has potential to pass the virus on, agency says

7/23/2016
How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay

CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

7/22/2016
Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

If confirmed, cases would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

7/20/2016
Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

7/20/2016
Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

If confirmed, it would be first case of local spread of the birth-defect causing disease in continental U.S.

7/19/2016
New Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It

Scientists say the virus uses 2 routes to reach the fetus, but an antibiotic may halt that transmission

7/19/2016
Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Deaths continue 10-year decline, but new infections on the rise in many countries, especially in Africa

7/18/2016
Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV

African study showed women who used it consistently could cut their risk of infection

7/18/2016
Latest Zika Puzzle: How U.S. Patient Infected Caregiver

Officials say transmission by mosquito, sex unlikely

7/15/2016
1st Case of Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Reported

Woman in NYC contracted the virus on trip to endemic area, then passed it to boyfriend, health officials say

7/14/2016
U.S. Cases of Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Rise Fourfold in One Year

CDC statistics for 2013-2014 show troubling spike in resistant strains

7/14/2016
Latin America Zika Outbreak Should 'Burn Out' Within 3 Years, Scientists Say

As more people become immune after infection, virus will have nowhere to go, UK team predicts

7/14/2016
CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there

7/14/2016
Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?

No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

7/13/2016
Cash Rewards Won't Change Outcomes for HIV-Infected Drug Addicts: Study

Trial offered 'financial incentives' for healthy behavior change, with little effect, researchers say

7/12/2016
How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?

Study suggests transmission risk is low if infected person adheres to treatment

7/11/2016
Why Being Cold Might Foster a Cold

Healthy body temperature boosts ability of immune system to fight the virus, researchers say

7/11/2016
2nd U.S. Case of Bacteria Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic

Scientists concerned it could lead to more drug-resistant germs

7/11/2016
Many Adults Use Antibiotics Without Consulting Doctor, Survey Finds

1 in 20 holds onto and uses old, leftover meds, contributing to danger of drug-resistant germs

7/9/2016
Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop

Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don't take precautions, doctor advises