Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/17/2002
Cipro XR Treats Urinary Tract Infections

Extended-release tablets taken once daily

12/13/2002
Many in the Dark About Hepatitis A

Most parents uninformed about childhood disease and vaccine, study says

12/12/2002
Bush: Smallpox Vaccine Is Your Call

White House plan suggests voluntary inoculations for most of nation

12/11/2002
Swimmer's Ear

How to avoid it

12/10/2002
Study Backs Massive Anthrax Cleanup in D.C.

Finds that minimal office activity could have reactivated spores

12/5/2002
Stopping the Spread of Tuberculosis

Study recommends screening new immigrants from developing nations

11/27/2002
Getting HIV Twice Multiplies Problems Much More

3rd case of double dose of HIV infections reported

11/21/2002
Water-Related Infections Hit New High

CDC sees rise in chlorine-resistant organisms, untreated wells

11/20/2002
Can Ticks Spread Hepatitis C Virus?

Doctors can't find any other reason why woman got the liver disease

11/18/2002
New Drug Found to Fight Anthrax

Blocks development of bacteria toxins

11/16/2002
Drug-Resistant Germs: Food for Thought

Too many antibiotics used in U.S. food supply, experts warn

11/15/2002
Nipple Piercing Led to Lactation

Mass. woman who wasn't pregnant started producing milk

11/14/2002
Study: Mass Vaccination Unnecessary for Smallpox

Immunizing contacts takes fewer doses, lower toll in side effects

11/14/2002
Sepsis Vaccine Shows Promise

In animals, it controls unwanted immune response to the blood disorder

11/7/2002
Genetic Shield Found for Malaria

Scientists hope to reproduce it for people without mutation

11/7/2002
Fungal Infections a New Health Threat

People with weakened immune systems particularly vulnerable

11/7/2002
New York City Visitors Have Plague

Officials say they got it in New Mexico, and pose no risk to others

10/25/2002
The Pitfalls of Ear Piercing

Teens get nasty infection from cartilage piercings done at mall

10/25/2002
Study: Regular, Antibacterial Soaps a Wash

CDC urges health-care workers to use alcohol-based gels

10/17/2002
Experts: Many Are Too Vulnerable for Smallpox Vaccine

Pregnant women, HIV and skin patients shouldn't get pre-attack vaccine

10/16/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Study Tests Those Already Inoculated

Will decide whether older people need another vaccination

10/14/2002
Hospital-Acquired Infections Can Kill

Report details mistakes that led to death of patient

10/13/2002
Babesiosis: The Latest Tick-Borne Threat

Potentially deadly infection carried by same ticks to blame for Lyme disease

10/10/2002
Second 'Superbug' Staph Infection Appears

New case of resistance to potent antibiotic

10/3/2002
Baby Catches West Nile Virus by Breast-Feeding

Mother sickened by transfusion, but officials say newborn is OK

10/2/2002
Salmonella Slithers Way Into Blood Supply

Blood donor with pet boa constrictor contaminated two recipients

10/2/2002
Specialists Declare War on Sepsis

Aim to reduce death rate from blood infection by 25% within five years

9/27/2002
Americans' Food-Handling Habits Improving

But there's still a long way to go to prevent food-borne illnesses

9/27/2002
Gene for West Nile Found in Breast Milk

No live virus found, and baby hasn't tested positive yet

9/27/2002
New Antibiotic Compound Treats Major Infections

Augmentin XR attacks sinus and pneumonia bacteria

9/25/2002
Just How Well Does New Sepsis Drug Work?

Studies planned to answer questions over controversial treatment

9/24/2002
Hepsera to Fight Hepatitis B

New therapy for a stubborn liver-destroying illness

9/24/2002
Want a Flu Shot? Get Some Sleep First

Lack of rest impairs initial immune response to vaccination

9/24/2002
Blood Transfusions Raise Death Risk in Very Ill

Doctors finding themselves transferring blood less

9/23/2002
CDC Releases Smallpox Vaccine Guidelines

Gives states what-if instructions in event of virus attack

9/20/2002
HIV Vaccine Trials May Be Opposed by AIDS Victims

Distrust of government and the 'Tuskegee' experiment cited as reasons

9/19/2002
Blood Screening For West Nile Near

CDC finds polio-like syndrome in some victims

9/19/2002
Parasites Suck the Life Out of Males

Study offers explanation for why females outlive them

9/18/2002
E coli is a Very Nasty Bug

It can be lethal

9/17/2002
Listeria Outbreak in Northeast Puzzles Officials

Can't find source of what's killed 10 this summer

9/13/2002
Sketchy Cipro Sites Flooded Web After Anthrax Attack

Officials warn about bad information they deliver

9/6/2002
West Nile Scare Leaves Blood Banks with Few Options

Without test, precautions same as used with other viruses

9/5/2002
Chronic Infections Raise Heart Risk in Smokers

Increase odds of getting hardening of arteries

8/28/2002
Old Smallpox Vaccine Shows Resiliency

Small study finds it generates response after 35 years

8/27/2002
CDC: We're Prepared for Terror

Agency launched overhaul of preparedness after 9-11, anthrax attacks

8/22/2002
Ear Thermometers Not So Hot

If accuracy is needed, rectal thermometers are still the best for kids, study says

8/22/2002
Mosquitoes Winning: 270 Cases of West Nile Confirmed

Virus spreading coast-to-coast, with 12 states reporting incidents

8/22/2002
New Drugs in the Works for War on Anthrax

Two new studies show progress in fight against bioterrorism

8/21/2002
Carefree Contacts in Sight

Animal study says selenium coating cuts down on need for constant cleaning

8/14/2002
Overseas Travel Treacherous to Your Stomach

Threats range from intestinal ailments to malaria