Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/12/2004
Flu Shots Will Be Earmarked for Neediest

CDC says it will allocate vaccine yet to be shipped

10/11/2004
Health Tip: Candidiasis

A fungal infection of the mouth and throat

10/7/2004
Flu Shots Scarce Even for Most Vulnerable

Only 55 million doses for 95 million people at risk

10/7/2004
Health Tip: Urinary Tract Infections

Signs that you have a problem

10/6/2004
Flu Shot Shortage: What Can You Do?

CDC says most vulnerable should go to front of line; dilution proposed

10/5/2004
Sudden Flu Shot Shortage Stuns U.S.

Supplier halted; talk moves to rationing remaining doses

10/2/2004
Hand Sanitizers Keep Home Free of Germs

Study finds 59 percent reduction in spread of gastrointestinal illness

10/1/2004
Antibiotics Sold Without Prescriptions

Practice, common in Hispanic enclaves, may increase antibiotic resistance, study says

9/30/2004
HIV-Positive Moms' Meds Protect Babies

Antiretroviral therapy is passed along during breast-feeding

9/30/2004
Drug-Resistant Infections on the Rise

More cases of 'flesh-eating bacteria' seen

9/29/2004
New Drug Treats Fungal Infections in Cancer Patients

Fewer side effects allow for more aggressive therapies

9/27/2004
Health Tip: When Kitty Scratches You

Watch for signs of infection

9/27/2004
West Nile Hits Western U.S. Hard, While Northeast Unscathed

More birds may be immune to virus, reducing threat to humans

9/23/2004
Legionnaire's Germ Yields Genetic Code

Experts hope it leads to better treatments, even a vaccine

9/22/2004
Americans Have Dirty Paws

New report gives them a 'C' for hand hygiene

9/16/2004
Study Supports Bacterial Cause for Crohn's

Finds infectious agent in patients with intestinal condition

9/14/2004
Study: Terrorism Response Plans May Fail

Finds they don't consider public attitudes, fears

9/7/2004
Diluted Smallpox Vaccine Found Effective

Current U.S. stockpile can be expanded if needed, study finds

9/3/2004
Pet Reptiles Pose Salmonella Risk

Young children susceptible to infection, study says

9/2/2004
Bird Flu Found to Sicken Cats

Finding raises worries about transmission to humans

9/1/2004
Health Tip: Breeding Drug-Resistant Germs

Use antibiotics only when necessary

9/1/2004
Health Tip: Prevent Food Poisoning

Make sure foods you eat are safe, experts say

8/30/2004
Needle-Free Anthrax Vaccine in the Works

Nose may provide better avenue for delivering protection

8/30/2004
Enzyme Halts Runaway Inflammation

Could be model for drugs that fight wide range of illnesses

8/27/2004
Hospital Probes Recalled After Children Die

Device tied to bacterial infections in intensive care unit

8/23/2004
Salmonella Stalks Free-Range Chicken, Too

Wandering fowl aren't free of nasty germs, study finds

8/19/2004
West Nile Transmission Via Dialysis Probed

Experts call the link unlikely, though possible

8/19/2004
Health Tip: Botulism

Be aware of the foodborne type

8/16/2004
Health Tip: Plague

It's still a potential threat

8/12/2004
Internal Antibiotic Fights Ulcer Bug

Study: Stomach cells protect against H. pylori infection

8/11/2004
Kawasaki Disease Often Missed in Kids

Lack of diagnosis can lead to serious problems later

8/11/2004
Health Tip: Bad Bee Stings

Reactions could be serious

8/10/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Curbs Severity, Contagiousness of Disease

Kids who get it anyway experience much milder version

8/10/2004
Alternating Antibiotics Won't Stop Resistance

Researchers say new strategy probably won't trick bacteria

8/6/2004
Urban Dwellers Also Vulnerable to Ticks

New York City residents need to protect themselves against carriers of Lyme disease

8/6/2004
Experts Aim to Quell 'Miss Muffet' Effect

Fearing, blaming spiders has long been irrational, they say

8/5/2004
Transfusion Tied to 2nd Human Mad Cow Case

Researchers concerned by new variant in victim

8/5/2004
Risk Seen in Transfusions During Bypass

Study finds higher odds of death, stroke and infection

7/29/2004
Anthrax Attack Can Now Be Detected Quickly

Symptoms, X-rays distinguish inhalation form when time is crucial

7/26/2004
7/23/2004
Listeria Can Linger

Study finds strains of deadly bug can last a year

7/22/2004
Health Tip: Blood in the Urine

See a doctor as soon as possible

7/21/2004
Health Tip: Understanding Cellulitis

Advice on treating skin condition

7/15/2004
West Nile Continues Westward Trek

Arizona is this year's hot spot so far

7/12/2004
Immunization Rate for Toddlers Needs Booster

Study sees lack of enforcement among preschoolers

7/9/2004
Doctors Skimp on Hand Hygiene

Surgeons, ER doctors worst offenders, study finds

7/8/2004
4th Death Tied to Rabid Organ Donor

News comes after assurances that tissues were accounted for

7/8/2004
Appendicitis Diagnostic Test Approved

Checks for signs of infection

7/7/2004
Blood Infection a Threat to Cancer Patients

Death risk five times higher for those with complication in hospital

7/6/2004
Cough Syrup Doesn't Help Kids -- or Parents

Study finds OTC products don't help either sleep