Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/12/2005
Forest Fungus Yields Powerful Antimicrobial

Researchers liken its effect to penicillin

10/11/2005
New Coating Keeps Drug-Resistant Bugs at Bay

Inventors say it can be bonded to bandages, hospital gowns

10/11/2005
Avian Flu Vaccine Offers Hope Coupled With Questions

It seems effective, but immunity requires 2 shots and longer time to take effect, researchers say

10/7/2005
Brackish Waters May Pose Infection Risk: Study

Vibrio bacteria can enter a wound, possibly leading to amputation, even death

10/6/2005
Some U.S. Soldiers Battle Drug-Resistant Bug in Iraq

Acinetobacter baumannii has infected more than 250 patients, mostly troops, study finds

10/5/2005
Stomach-Churning Germ Infects Alaskan Oysters

This reflects warming of waters once too cold to sustain the bacterium, study says

10/5/2005
1918 Influenza Genes Similar to Modern Bird Flu

Common genes may make both strains particularly deadly, experts warn

10/3/2005
Genital Warts May Not Always Signal Child Abuse

New findings run counter to standard pediatric training

10/2/2005
Study: Home Antibacterial Gels Work

They cut transmission of gastrointestinal bugs by 59 percent

9/30/2005
Study Supports Routine HIV Tests for Fever Patients

Identifying infection could prevent its spread to others

9/29/2005
Vaccine Might Shield Newborns from Infection

Study will examine whether vaginal bacteria can be suppressed during childbirth

9/28/2005
Health Tip: Athletes Can Avoid Skin Infections

Contact sports can increase risk

9/26/2005
Experts: Mystery Dog Virus Is Flu Strain

New strain of influenza is usually found in horses

9/26/2005
Doctors in Training Don't Recognize Botulism or Smallpox

Study of bioterrorism preparedness finds some can't tell chickenpox from smallpox

9/21/2005
I'd Shake Your Hand, But ...

... new public restroom study shows Americans aren't washing up like they should

9/19/2005
Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Raise Cold, Flu Risk

In acne patients, use doubled odds for upper respiratory tract infection

9/14/2005
Flu Shot Priorities Outlined

Government to first target high-risk groups, which now include hurricane survivors

9/10/2005
Katrina Death Toll May Not be as High as Feared

Pesticide program to limit disease to start Sunday, officials say

9/9/2005
Study: SARS Care Took Toll on Health Workers

Canadian researchers say many staffers worked on despite feeling symptoms

9/9/2005
Katrina Death Toll May Not be as High as Feared

Meanwhile, FEMA director relieved of his duties, report says

9/8/2005
Health Tip: When Your Glands Are Swollen

You could have an infection

9/8/2005
New Orleans Floodwaters Loaded With Sewage

Forced evacuation of residents begins

9/7/2005
Antibiotic Could Make Chemotherapy Safer

But added cost and raised risk of drug resistance may limit its use, experts say

9/6/2005
U.S. Officials: More Medical Aid Reaching Katrina's Victims

But reports surface of possible E. coli contamination in New Orleans floodwater

9/5/2005
Disaster Officials Collecting the Dead

Toll expected in thousands, as some medical relief hits a roadblock

9/4/2005
Around the Gulf, Workers Care for Sick and Deal With the Dead

Volunteers struggle to meet health needs of hurricane refugees; top U.S health official predicts massive death count

9/2/2005
Researchers Unlock Meningitis' Secrets

A cellular 'key' helps bacteria pierce brain's defenses

9/2/2005
As Floodwaters Level Off, Health Risks Rise

Lack of shelter, clean water and food in Katrina's aftermath endangering thousands, experts say

9/1/2005
CDC: Flu Vaccine Ready for New Season

Four companies will supply up to 97 million doses, officials say

8/31/2005
Health Emergency Engulfs Hurricane Areas

Federal officials declare the entire Gulf Coast in health crisis

8/31/2005
New Flu Vaccine Approved in U.S.

GlaxoSmithKline's Fluarix increases supply for upcoming season

8/31/2005
Worker Health Woes Hurt U.S. Economy

Sick, injured employees cost nation $260 billion annually, report finds

8/30/2005
Health Risk From Katrina May Last for Weeks

Intestinal disease, West Nile and rabies are all potential threats

8/30/2005
Local Health Agencies Faulted on Bioterror Response Times

Rand test found some staffers ignored calls or gave poor advice

8/30/2005
Low Hep A Vaccination in Hep C Patients

Going without this immunization greatly raises liver disease risks

8/29/2005
New Antibiotics Fight Resistant Staph

Line of synthetic agents could be lifesavers

8/25/2005
Antibiotics Not Enough to Stop Gastric Lymphoma

The culprit is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, study says

8/16/2005
Many ICU Patients Experience Kidney Failure

Septic shock is most common cause of problems, study finds

8/16/2005
Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations, Saves Money

Vaccine saves millions compared to prevaccination period, study reports

8/10/2005
Expert Warns of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Spread

Better physician awareness needed to fight this disease

8/10/2005
Delayed Ear Tube Surgery Doesn't Delay Development

Speech, language unaffected by the timing of procedure in healthy kids, study finds

8/10/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Toenail Fungus

Keep your toes as clean as possible

8/9/2005
Staph Infections Take Heavy Toll on Hospitals

May contribute to nearly 12,000 deaths and add $9.5 billion to health costs, study suggests

8/9/2005
Avian Flu Vaccine Not Coming to Your Local Pharmacy

Top U.S. health official says successful human trials don't translate to immediate use

8/4/2005
Multivitamins Don't Protect Seniors

Supplements didn't cut number of doctor visits, infections, study finds

8/3/2005
Researchers Offer Battle Plans to Combat Avian Flu

Anti-viral drugs and quarantining infected individuals are two keys, studies report

7/29/2005
Study Confirms Power of Anti-HIV Drugs

Combination therapy is keeping patients alive over long term

7/29/2005
Hospital Reminders Lower Urinary Catheter Risk

System prompts doctors to remove the devices sooner

7/28/2005
Deadly Bacteria Times Its Attack

Research shows post-surgery infection strikes when immune system is weakest

7/28/2005
Report Reveals New Clues to Deadly Anthrax

Bacterial proteins gang up to force entry into cells