Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

8/8/2002
Salmonella Outbreak Strikes Transplant-Athletes

Tainted tomatoes tied to illnesses at sports event in Florida

8/7/2002
Flu Shots Good for Business

They can mean a healthier work force, saving companies money

8/5/2002
U.S. Scientists Create Drug to Fight Botulism

It could prove very valuable against biochemical weapons

8/5/2002
West Nile's Early Outbreak a Troubling Sign

Its impact so early this season has health officials concerned

8/4/2002
Farm Sewage Sludge a Health Threat

Nearby residents face rash of illnesses if biosolids are applied

8/4/2002
As West Nile Virus Spreads, Louisiana Struggles With Deadly Outbreak

13 cases reported in Texas and Mississippi in wake of 4 Louisiana fatalities

8/2/2002
Hairdressers Have Slightly Smaller Babies

Birth defects also more common, Swedish study finds

7/25/2002
Ulcer Bug Has a Sweet Tooth

It makes beeline for sugary molecules in stomach lining

7/25/2002
It's a Wash

Cleaning up keeps E. Coli away

7/24/2002
Study: Test All Pregnant Women for Group B Strep

Challenges policy of testing only at-risk moms for deadly germ

7/23/2002
New Planes Don't Spread Cold Germs

Recirculated air no likelier to raise infection risk

7/19/2002
Warp Speed -- And Watch Out for That Artery

Scientists developing monitoring devices to fit into astronauts' white blood cells

7/16/2002
Viruses Boost the Bite of Some Bacteria

Genes from resident viruses make some germs even nastier

7/10/2002
Hepatitis C Linked to Rare Lymphoma

Treating infection eases cancer, study says

6/14/2002
Ulcer Bug Linked to Glaucoma

H. pylori found in majority of small study's patients

6/13/2002
Manifest Destiny for West Nile Virus

CDC says it's spreading, establishing strong foothold in U.S.

6/12/2002
Nasal Antibiotic Backed for Surgery Patients

Mupirocin prevents staph without creating drug-resistant germs

6/4/2002
On the Trail of West Nile Virus

Experts can't predict where the mosquito-borne disease will surface this summer

6/3/2002
Too Much Tube Time Makes for Tubby Tots

Kids with a TV in their bedroom are even more likely to be overweight

5/22/2002
Tamiflu to the Rescue?

Influenza infection attracts pneumonia bacteria

5/22/2002
Scientists Inventing Malaria-Proof Mosquitoes

Process could eventually end the way the disease is spread

5/21/2002
Dangerous Sepsis on Upswing

Total number of deaths increase, even as percentage of fatalities decline

5/7/2002
Some Minorities Aren't Getting Antibiotic Warnings

Many Asian, Latino parents still expect unnecessary drugs

5/7/2002
Remedy for E coli

It's quick and easy

5/1/2002
Tread Lightly Through That Salon Whirlpool

Study reveals bacteria found in salon foot baths can lead to dangerous infections

4/26/2002
Breath Test May Find Ulcer Bacterium

Study finds it as effective as a more invasive procedure

4/25/2002
Study Faults Hand Disinfectant Gels

Says gels not as effective as rinses at killing germs

4/24/2002
Licking Wounds Can Be Bad Medicine

Case of diabetic man shows dangers of using tongue on cuts

4/24/2002
Actor Tackles Chemo Infection Awareness

Father's experience prompts 'West Wing' star's mission

4/18/2002
Bug in CF Patients Shifts Defense to Avoid Drugs

Protein helps bacteria resist antibiotics, study finds

4/15/2002
Cough Syrup Sales May Herald Anthrax Outbreak

Study: Unexpected sales jump could mean people are treating early symptoms

4/5/2002
Pediatric AIDS Down But Not Out

New government study aims to reach infected moms, babies during delivery

4/5/2002
Health Workers May Soon Be Spared TB Test

But experts warn lung disease still a killer in this country

3/26/2002
Genome of Rheumatic Fever Bacterium Revealed

Raises hopes for better diagnostics, therapies and vaccines

3/20/2002
Can Smallpox Be Treated?

Experimental drug seems to fight the virus when it's too late for a vaccine

3/19/2002
FDA Panel Gives Cold Shoulder to Cold Drug

Advisory group unanimously rejects pleconaril

3/15/2002
Pink Eyes Behind Ivy Walls

Conjunctivitis strikes at least 750 at Dartmouth, Princeton

3/15/2002
Ulcer Bug Settles in During Childhood

Study finds it prevalent, especially in blacks