Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/9/2003
U.S. Officials Scramble to Meet Flu Shot Shortage

Vaccine will be redistributed as CDC tries to get more

12/9/2003
'Super' TB Sheds Light on How It Infects

Gene mutation makes it more lethal but less effective as a pathogen

12/7/2003
Keep Germs at Arm's Length

Hand washing protects against infections such as colds and flu

12/5/2003
Bracing for a Second Round of SARS

New report says U.S. not prepared for an epidemic

12/4/2003
SARS Vaccine May Be on the Horizon

Pittsburgh researchers develop one that works in monkeys

11/28/2003
World Not Ready for a Flu Pandemic

Researchers warn the time to prepare is now

11/28/2003
Birth of a Supergerm

Scientists discover gene exchange that leads to drug-resistant bug

11/27/2003
On With the Lights, Off With the Germs

Ultraviolet germicidal lights may reduce contamination of office ventilation systems

11/25/2003
E. coli Hangs Out in Buildings

Study finds fairgoers sickened by an infected barn

11/25/2003
Safety Hazards Abound After a Flood

Here's what to do when you return home

11/19/2003
Pollution Part of SARS Death Risk

Study found patients in highly polluted areas in China twice as likely to die

11/18/2003
Targeting Toxoplasmosis

New delivery of treatment reaches hidden parasites current medications can't

11/17/2003
Is Smallpox Behind AIDS Immunity?

Roots of resistance may lie in Middle Ages

11/13/2003
Raccoon Rabies Claims First Life in U.S.

Experts don't know how Virginia man got infected

11/7/2003
Nailing Down Healthy Nails

Tips for keeping them in tiptop shape

11/7/2003
Gynecological Infection More Widespread Than Thought

Bacterial vaginosis present in 1 out of 4 women studied, not linked to sexual activity

11/6/2003
Illness in Newborns

Symptoms can be subtle

11/1/2003
Fall is Prime Lyme Disease Time

Folks need to be careful out in the woods, experts say

10/29/2003
Felines and Ferrets Can be Infected With SARS

They could be used to test potential treatments or vaccines

10/23/2003
Severe Gum Disease Common in Diabetics

Gum infections leading to tooth loss should be treated aggressively

10/23/2003
No Need to Flush Bowels Before Surgery

Study says mechanical bowel preparation not needed before colorectal procedures

10/22/2003
Heavy Drinking Linked to Surgical Infection

Alcohol consumption increases risk of post-operative infection

10/8/2003
Make Your Kids Wash Their Hands

Parents need reminder about importance of hand hygiene for their children

10/1/2003
Autumn Temps Keep Lyme Ticks in Business

They thrive in weather above 30 degrees, experts say

9/28/2003
Pay More Than Lip Service to Food Safety

Some simple steps can keep dangerous germs at bay

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