Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/8/2002
Poison I.V.

The tape that hold them in place could carry germs

3/7/2002
Infection Risk a Recurring Problem for Lung Scopes

Reports they carry bacteria first surfaced in early 1990s

3/7/2002
Cipro Saved Lives in Anthrax Attack

Study says outbreak of inhalation cases would have been worse

3/7/2002
Real Culprit in River Blindness Found

Study says it's an easily treated bacteria

2/22/2002
Virus Might Be Linked to Childhood Brain Cancer

Common bug may spur malignant medulloblastomas

2/20/2002
Rock-A-Bye Baby -- But Never on the Counter Top

Falls in elevated chairs, car seats linked to head injuries in infants

2/20/2002
Removing Enzyme Turns Potent Parasite into Pussycat

Weakening germs could lead to new drugs or vaccines, study says

2/17/2002
The Price of Body Piercing

Survey finds one in five college students who do it will have medical problems

2/13/2002
Staph Vaccine Shines in Difficult Test

Cuts infection rate 57% in vulnerable kidney patients

2/5/2002
E. Coli Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Immune response to bacteria may lead to chronic irritation

1/24/2002
AIDS to Surpass Plague as History's Worst Pandemic

Expert: It will exceed benchmark in death rate, social devastation

1/7/2002
Infections Can Predict Heart Disease Death

But cause-and-effect relationship is not certain

1/3/2002
Studies Find Ulcer Bacteria, NSAIDs a Bad Mix

Urge purging of H. pylori before long-term painkiller use

12/20/2001
Air Currents Carried Anthrax in Postal Building

CDC says cleaning hose launched germs off sorter

12/18/2001
Vaccine Quells Hepatitis A Outbreak

Immunizing kids cuts community infection rate dramatically, finds study

12/17/2001
Fast Strep Test Is Best

If four symptoms are present, an adult probably doesn't need follow-up throat culture test, says study

12/7/2001
Virus Is Front-Line Fighter in Bacteria War

Scientists use bug to fight bug

12/5/2001
Molecular Mimicry

Study suggests how 'flesh-eating' bacteria burrows through skin

12/4/2001
Experts: Quarantines Would Probably Backfire

Better options are available in a bioterrorism attack, they say

12/3/2001
Cross-Contamination Gains Credence in Anthrax Probe

But officials say mystery deaths of two women still far from solved

11/30/2001
Anthrax Letter Found Near Conn. Victim's Home

Officials can find no obvious link in mail discovered at home two miles away from latest victim

11/29/2001
U.S. Boosts Production of Smallpox Vaccine

Signs deal with British drug maker to provide 155 million more doses

11/27/2001
Smallpox Defense Plan Stresses Containment

Government guidelines don't call for mass inoculations ahead of time

11/21/2001
CDC Probes for Answers in Knee Surgery Deaths

Lethal bacteria may have played a role, say experts

11/21/2001
Elderly Conn. Woman's Anthrax Death Stumps Officials

Mail suspected, but rural location is baffling

11/19/2001
Acid May be Key to Cystic Fibrosis Infections

Study identifies mechanism for deadly lung invasions

11/19/2001
Knee Surgery Suspended in Minn. After 3 Die

Officials probing why healthy men got infections after routine operation

11/16/2001
Red Alert Means Infection Detection

Silicon chips in bandages could warn of bacteria

11/15/2001
CDC Lists Six Anthrax Sites

Spending time in these areas means two months on anti-anthrax drugs, officials say

11/9/2001
Reports Show How Anthrax Threw Doctors

Details of first fatality cases reveal physicians didn't initially know what they were dealing with

11/8/2001
32,000 Given Preventive Drugs for Anthrax, CDC Says

Agency reports many minor -- but no serious -- side effects so far

11/8/2001
CDC Gears Up for Smallpox Outbreak

Sets up teams to fight potential new attack of old scourge

11/6/2001
Quick -- Is It Anthrax?

New tests may answer that question in minutes instead of days

11/6/2001
Surgical Masks Won't Keep Anthrax Away

Respirators, not hospital masks, offer best protection against germs

11/6/2001
Deaths Rise From Blood Infection

Experts say 20-year increase is public health concern

11/5/2001
Sweating Away Infection

Study suggests perspiring is conspiring against bacteria

10/30/2001
Anthrax Cases Spill Beyond Government, Media

Hospital worker dies of the inhaled form

10/30/2001
Cipro No Longer First-Line Anthrax Defense

CDC, concerned about overuse and side effects, says doxycycline is a better choice

10/25/2001
CDC Defends Pace of Anthrax Inquiry

Scare spreads to State Department mail facility

10/25/2001
Genomes for Two Salmonella Strains Sequenced

Studies reveal blueprint for typhoid and food poisoning bacteria

10/24/2001
What You Need to Know About Anthrax

Answers to questions about this dangerous disease

10/24/2001
Studies Point Way to New Anthrax Therapies

Research excites officials, but won't help in current outbreak

10/22/2001
Facts Are the Antidote for Anthrax Scare

Wrong information stokes fear, say experts

10/19/2001
Short-circuiting Smallpox

Government working to expand vaccine reserves and antiviral drug use

10/19/2001
DNA-Based Anthrax Vaccine in the Works

Study found it successfully protects mice, but human trials still long way off

10/18/2001
Bioterrorism's Arsenal

Anthrax isn't the only weapon available, say experts

10/17/2001
Cipro Has Cheaper Cousins to Treat Anthrax

Officials say Americans can turn to old standbys, like penicillin

10/12/2001
Anthrax Strikes NBC News Employee

Fourth case, and second media group hit; victim recovering

10/12/2001
Anthrax Scare Spawns Online Hype

Beware of drug claims, underground pharmacies

10/11/2001
Rotavirus Vaccine Danger Questioned

Government study finds no increase in bowel-blockage complication in babies as a result of shot