Misc. Infections News

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1/12/2017
Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon

But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says

1/12/2017
Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy

Baby shows no signs of brain abnormalities, but report urges doctors to be alert

1/12/2017
How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

1/11/2017
The Etiquette of Achoo!

Cover your sneeze to protect those around you, health experts advise

1/10/2017
Common Virus May Have Ties to Type 1 Diabetes

But enterovirus infections probably aren't the only culprit, researchers say

1/6/2017
Flu Season Starting to Peak

More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

1/5/2017
Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds

Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

1/5/2017
Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study

Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria

1/3/2017
Why Major Zika Outbreak Is Unlikely in U.S.

Higher standard of living reduces odds the virus-carrying mosquitoes will thrive, study says

12/30/2016
Did You Know Biting Your Nails Can Make You Sick?

Here are 5 reasons to give up your nervous habit

12/28/2016
Don't Let Germs Spoil Your Holiday Getaway

Good hygiene and disinfectant wipes will help keep illness at bay, germ expert says

12/23/2016
Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human

New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

12/23/2016
Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial

Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

12/23/2016
More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear

In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

12/16/2016
Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head

It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

12/15/2016
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC

Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

12/14/2016
Lab Vaccine Shields Mice Against Zika Virus

Chinese researchers may be one step closer to a defense against the mosquito-borne infection

12/13/2016
Study Shows How Zika Attacks Infant Brain

Virus can copy itself thousands of times, persist for more than 7 months

12/13/2016
Zika Still a Threat During Winter Months

Public health expert says mosquito eggs can survive colder temps

12/13/2016
Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

12/9/2016
Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC

Study suggests the scourge of microcephaly tied to the mosquito-borne virus is no longer limited to Brazil

12/9/2016
Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC

But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

12/8/2016
More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed

All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

12/5/2016
'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm

Study suggests potential resistance to a last line of antibiotics for humans

12/2/2016
Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free

Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

11/30/2016
First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant

Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

11/29/2016
Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection

Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

11/27/2016
How to Prevent Spread of the Skin Infection Impetigo

It's a common childhood ailment, but adults can get it, too

11/22/2016
2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens

Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

11/22/2016
U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study

Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

11/22/2016
Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC

Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

11/22/2016
Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects

Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

11/21/2016
U.S. Hospitals Halve Catheter Infection Rates: Review

But many critically ill patients still exposed to deadly bacteria, Consumer Reports researchers say

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