Misc. Infections News

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Article Title
9/26/2003
How Salmonella Stalks Its Victims

The food-borne germ tricks its way into unsuspecting cells

9/25/2003
U.S. West Nile Cases Near 5,000

New record set while CDC reports small malaria outbreak

9/18/2003
Taking Care of Blisters

Pay attention, or they could become infected

9/18/2003
Blood Screening Cuts Risk of W. Nile Transmission

New tests make transfusions much safer, study says

9/17/2003
New Antibiotic for Skin Infections

Usually affect hospital patients

9/15/2003
Avoid Bladder Infections

Some valuable suggestions

9/15/2003
Mosquito Coils May Contain Carcinogen

Some contain a banned substance, finds study

9/11/2003
Ear Infections

Warning signs and temporary remedies

9/7/2003
A Better Mad Cow Test

New screen for brain-wasting disease is faster and more accurate

9/4/2003
West Nile Toll in U.S. Tops 2,000; 43 Dead

Colorado remains hardest-hit as virus surges across western states

9/4/2003
Exotic Market Yields a SARS Clue

Human-like virus found in Chinese animals

9/2/2003
Dual-Action Anthrax Vaccine May Do the Trick

Scientists hope it will be more effective than current vaccine

8/27/2003
Travel Health

How to reduce your risk of infection

8/25/2003
Meningococcal Disease

It's spread through close contact

8/18/2003
Wash Those Water Bottles

Regular hygiene an often-overlooked aspect

8/18/2003
New Smallpox Vaccine May Be Safer

Trials looming to compare it to existing one

8/15/2003
Some Viruses Linked to Age-Related Dementia

Infection may help to explain Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease

8/14/2003
Screening Catches West Nile in Donated Blood

But CDC reports cases continue to climb sharply

8/12/2003
West Nile Kin a Potential West Nile Vaccine

Kunjin virus protects mice in study

8/12/2003
Why Bypass Patients Return to the Hospital

Infections are leading cause of readmissions

8/7/2003
West Nile Infections Mounting Fast

CDC reports tripling of cases in just a week

8/4/2003
Some Hard-Learned Lessons About SARS

Report tracks how the disease spread in Hong Kong hospital

7/30/2003
Keeping a Tight Rein on Deadly Diseases

Stringent infection-control measures best way to fight spread, study finds

7/30/2003
London's Cold Days Can Be Killers

Study found winters there more harsh than in capital of Bulgaria

7/29/2003
Longer Anthrax Treatment May Be Needed

Study says antibiotic course could run up to 4 months

7/24/2003
Group B Strep: The Test Every Pregnant Woman Needs

The infection can cause health problems, even death, in infants

7/22/2003
West Nile Can Cause Lasting Motor Damage

Some patients never recover fully from paralysis, other problems

7/22/2003
Combination Ear Infection Drug OK'd

For swimmer's ear and other ills

7/21/2003
New Weapon Against Germs

Scientists clone bacteria and virus-fighting protein

7/18/2003
AIDS 'Superinfection' on the Rise

Numbers are tiny, but experts fear they could spell trouble

7/15/2003
West Nile Virus on the March

It's showing up in more states this year, officials report

7/15/2003
SARS: An Emerging Picture

Virus causes critical illness in 25 percent of patients, studies show

7/11/2003
Upper-Ear Piercing

An infection can cause permanent deformity

7/7/2003
'Back to Sleep' Campaign has Curious Side Effect

Some infants develop temporarily misshapen skulls

7/7/2003
Antibiotic-Coated Catheters Cut Risk of Bacterial Illnesses

The infections pose threats to intensive-care patients

7/7/2003
What to Watch for With West Nile

Muscle weakness and paralysis are among symptoms, study says

7/2/2003
Epinephrine Doesn't Work on Very Young

Kids under 1 with lung infections get no help from inhaled medication, study finds

6/27/2003
Nitric Oxide Governs Fever

Plays a surprising and complicated role in inflammation and infection, study finds

6/19/2003
Study Faults WHO Guidelines on SARS

Says doctors should watch for earlier symptoms

6/19/2003
Ward Off West Nile Virus

Tips on protecting yourself during mosquito season

6/19/2003
The Goods on Garlic

It has antiviral and antibacterial properties

6/18/2003
Donated Blood to Be Screened for West Nile

Experimental tests for virus faces test of its own

6/18/2003
Managing Blood Sugar in Hospitals

New protocol reduces infection rates in critically ill patients

6/13/2003
Diabetics Need to Guard Against Nail Fungus

They should take extra care with foot hygiene, experts say

6/12/2003
How Bad Food Makes You Sick

Study examines mechanisms of food poisoning

6/12/2003
Scientists Find Missing AIDS Link

Monkeys may have spread HIV-like virus to chimps

6/11/2003
U.S. Tries to Curb Monkeypox on Several Fronts

Health officials recommend smallpox shots, ban imports of African rodents

6/11/2003
Lack of Enzyme Cripples Fungal Infection

Mouse study shows it might make many hospital infections less deadly

6/3/2003
Antibiotic Approved for Chronic Prostate Infection

One-third of men over 50 may have chronic bacterial prostatitis

6/3/2003
Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

Bacteria on the run