Misc. Infections News

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5/8/2003
SARS Roundup: May 8, 2003

- WHO revises estimate of SARS death rate as fatalities top 500
- Travel advisories issued for Taiwan and 2 more Chinese provinces
- Russia reports first probable case
- China tries to minimize disease's economic impact

5/7/2003
SARS Roundup: May 7, 2003

- SARS deadlier than previously thought, new study says
- U.S. approves use of force to detain some international travelers
- China's rural health system not prepared to cope with epidemic
- U.S. offers more assistance to China

5/6/2003
Baby's Womb Wetsuit Has New Potential

Vernix protects skin, say researchers working on synthetic version of substance

5/6/2003
SARS Roundup: May 6, 2003

- SARS serum seems effective
- WHO official says disease can be contained and eliminated
- U.S. lifts travel advisories to Singapore and Hanoi, Vietnam - More mass quarantines in China
- UC, Berkeley bars Asian students

5/5/2003
SARS Roundup: May 5, 2003

- Chinese villagers protest, riot
- Access to Beijing reservoirs blocked
- Virus may be more resilient than thought
- WHO watching Taiwan

5/5/2003
West Nile Outlook Is Biting

Experts already see disturbing trends for this year

5/4/2003
SARS Roundup: May 4, 2003

- Feces can spread SARS virus
- Disinfectants can kill the germ
- Beijing to keep schools closed
- WHO experts to visit Taiwan
- Women's soccer championships moved from China
- U.S., Britain given clean bill of health

5/3/2003
SARS Roundup: May 3, 2003

- WHO experts to visit Taiwan
- Beijing says outbreak stabilizing
- Women's soccer championship moved from China
- U.S., Britain given clean bill of health

5/2/2003
SARS Roundup: May 2, 2003

- WHO delayed global SARS alert, newspaper says
- Virus is mutating quickly
- Epidemic may be nearing peak in Beijing
- Many Americans believe U.S. will suffer its own epidemic

5/1/2003
SARS Roundup: May 1, 2003

- U.S. girds for possible SARS spike
- China death toll mounts
- Virus limits May Day celebrations in Beijing
- Toronto offers valuable lessons in dealing with outbreak
- SARS genetic pattern authenticated by experts

4/30/2003
Anthrax Genome Sequenced

Researchers say the bacterium a close relative of soil bacterium

4/30/2003
SARS Roundup: April 30, 2003

- Beijing hospitals overwhelmed
- People suffer relapses in Hong Kong
- U.S. pushes development of vaccines and drugs
- Toronto hosts international SARS conference

4/28/2003
Some Are Genetically Prone to Meningitis

Aberrations leave people susceptible to sepsis

4/28/2003
Staph's Deadly Method of Attack

Study reveals how common hospital infection dismantles immune response

4/27/2003
SARS Roundup: April 27, 2003

    China closes theaters as death toll climbs
    WHO may reconsider Toronto travel ban
    Two possible cases from Toronto monitored in U.S.
    China's health minister fired
    Cruise ship lines issue SARS ban
    Virus test inconclusive

4/26/2003
SARS Roundup: April 26, 2003

    Two possible cases from Toronto tested in U.S.
    China's health minister fired
    Cruise ship lines issue SARS ban
    Virus test inconclusive

4/24/2003
Clues to How Cancer Cells Grow Unchecked

Bacterial enzyme may play role in their survival

4/24/2003
Scientists Crack Genetic Code of Exotic Disease

Leptospirosis can be found around the globe

4/21/2003
Tea for Immunity

Study finds beverage contains a key infection fighter

4/18/2003
Targeting Most Likely Candidates for Staph Infections

Study identifies people most at risk for disease

4/17/2003
U.S. Calls for Expanded HIV Testing

Health officials also urge routine screening of pregnant women

4/11/2003
Body Piercing: Do So at Your Own Risk

Infections, some life-threatening, are common

3/28/2003
Wet Soil, Warm Weather Foster Lyme Disease

Study suggests there'll be a lot of cases this year

3/21/2003
Antibiotics in Pregnancy Prevent Miscarriage

Effective even when infection causes no symptoms

3/20/2003
Antibiotics Were Overprescribed Amid Anthrax Scare

FDA says tens of thousands received unnecessary prescriptions

3/19/2003
Perplexing Pink Eye Puzzle

Conjunctivitis outbreak due to unusual bacterium

3/18/2003
Scientists Probe Why Body Can't Best HIV

Antibodies eventually lose battle with ever-changing virus

3/17/2003
If an Anthrax Attack Should Happen...

Study outlines best strategies to limit deaths

3/14/2003
Common Infant Lung Infection Treatments May Not Work

Evidence doesn't support any routine therapies for bronchiolitis

3/11/2003
Researchers Developing Pill to Treat Smallpox

Could be used in people who can't be vaccinated

3/10/2003
Antibiotic Resistance on the Rise

Two common drugs could be largely ineffective by next year

3/9/2003
Primary Immunodeficiency: A Potential Killer

New campaign seeks to boost awareness of the disorder

3/7/2003
Confronting the Health Threats of the Post-9/11 World

U.S. health official outlines progress against bioterrorism

3/3/2003
Multivitamins Don't Stop Infections, Study Says

But supplements did help diabetics stay healthy

2/11/2003
Humidity Test May Unmask Anthrax Spores

Faster identification could save lives, researchers say

2/10/2003
Montezuma's Revenge Against Cancer

Bug that causes traveler's bane may fight colorectal tumors

2/7/2003
Health Workers Balk at Smallpox Vaccinations

Cite medical, financial, political reasons for not lining up

2/3/2003
Fighting West Nile Virus

Scientists find antibodies that play key role in keeping disease at bay

1/29/2003
Getting at the Guts of Your Gut

Researchers discover protein that kills bacteria in the intestine

1/29/2003
Pink Eye

Self-care tips

1/27/2003
Avoiding Medical Mistakes With Children

Fact sheet offers tips on preventing errors

1/23/2003
New Weapon Against Listeria

Chemical treatment may help kill bacteria found in cooked food products

1/18/2003
When Boils Pop Up, Don't Pop Them

Use warm compresses instead to relieve pain and swelling

1/17/2003
New Test Diagnoses Plague Quickly

Seen as boon in fight against bioterrorism attack

1/17/2003
Panel Urges Informed Consent on Smallpox Vaccine

Recipients should know medical, financial risks

1/14/2003
Simple Cloth Prevents Cholera

Filtering drinking water through a sari cloth cut cases of disease

1/13/2003
Anthrax Harnessed As Cancer Treatment

Killer modified in lab to kill tumors in mice

1/1/2003
Oral Thrush

Treat infants' mouths and mothers' nipples

12/24/2002
Curative Cranberries

They can ward off urinary tract infections

12/23/2002
Common Virus Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Researchers find link to cytomegalovirus