Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/9/2001
Anthrax in Florida Probably Was Planted

But source of deadly infection still a mystery, investigators say

10/5/2001
Experts Caution Against Hoarding Bioterrorism Drugs

Efforts to stash Cipro and other antibiotics to stave off anthrax may be futile, they say

10/3/2001
Scientists Map Genome of the Plague

But will knowing its blueprint thwart bioterrorists?

9/24/2001
Dengue Fever Reported in Hawaii

Mosquito-borne illness a problem on Pacific islands

9/21/2001
Crack Found in Armor Against Pneumonia

Resistance to powerful drugs rises, CDC says

9/11/2001
Desert Dangers

Spores can cause infections

9/11/2001
West Nile Virus Spreading

Migrating birds carrying disease south and west

8/28/2001
Brother, Can You Spare a Pint of Blood?

New restrictions designed to thwart mad cow disease could shrink nation's supply

8/27/2001
Bacteria Bedevil Heart Implants

Dangerous, symptomless staph infection hides in devices

8/24/2001
Copper in Kitchen Kills the Bad Guys

It's better than stainless steel in wiping out food-borne bacteria

8/23/2001
Crushing Bacterial Resistance

Molecules that infiltrate cell walls may reverse drug-immune bugs

8/22/2001
IUDs Acquitted As Threat to Fertility

Study blames infection, not birth-control device

8/21/2001
Did Meat Producers Spread Mad Cow Disease?

Now-banned meat-and-spinal chord mixture may be the culprit

8/21/2001
A Taste of Honey

Not a sweet idea for pacifiers

8/16/2001
Scientists Find Way to Tame Rogue Proteins

Discovery could lead to treatments for mad cow disease, among others

8/15/2001
Lick Your Own Wounds, Fido

Man's dogs may have caused his surgical incision to fester

8/10/2001
Beware the Tsetse Fly

Sleeping sickness is all too real

8/7/2001
Simple Solution for Germs

Wash your hands often and thoroughly

8/6/2001
Another Travel Concern

Tiny worms can bring big problems

8/6/2001
Mary Had a Mad Lamb?

U.K. sheep may have been infected with mad cow disease in early '90s

8/6/2001
West Nile Shows Up in Ohio

Dead bird was stricken with mosquito-borne disease

8/2/2001
Legionnaires' Cases Hugely Unreported in U.S.

Major outbreak kills 2, sickens hundreds in Spain

8/1/2001
The Unfunny Hot Foot

Swimmers' outbreak leads to novel name for uncommon foot infection

8/1/2001
'Rabbit Fever' Multiplying

Rare but deadly disease reported spreading in U.S.

7/27/2001
Germ Warfare Bugs Day Care

Workers at increased risk for disease, researcher says

7/25/2001
New Antibiotic Packs Extra Punch

Scientists design compounds that poke deadly holes in bacteria

7/10/2001
Brief HIV Cameos No Threat To Therapy

Low viral levels don't necessarily mean treatment fails

7/9/2001
Study Finds Staph a Quick-Change Artist

Bacterium can acquire genes for resistance

6/13/2001
Swimming Pool Blues

How to avoid a nasty germ

5/31/2001
Listeria Yields a Deadly Clue

Research shows how bacteria invade cells

5/29/2001
Cinnamon Sticks It to Bad Bacteria

Popular spice knocks out bugs in apple juice

5/24/2001
Got an Itch to Swim?

Don't worry, the infection is minor

5/23/2001
Your Money's Dirty

Study finds bacteria circulates in dollar bills

5/23/2001
Polished at a Price

Nail salons can be unsanitary

5/17/2001
Needle Use Soars In Young Heroin Users

Reverses 15-year trend; disease spread a concern

5/17/2001
Nailing the Problem

Fake nails on nurses can harbor bacteria

5/16/2001
Frugality Endangers Kidney Patients

Center's cost-cutting leads to severe infections

5/14/2001
How About a Swim in February?

At least it won't cause a cold

5/14/2001
Herbal Products Low Risk for 'Mad Cow'

Yet, the small risk demands your attention

5/13/2001
Finding the Line of Yeast Resistance

Scientists identify gene that enables fungi to grow on plastic medical implants

5/9/2001
The Carbon Monoxide Paradox

At low levels, it reverses tissue death in mice

5/7/2001
Infections May Fight Cancer Growth

Study says inflammation be a medical ally, not an enemy

5/7/2001
A 3 Percent Solution Kills Staph

Hospital bacteria can be controlled

5/4/2001
College Students Need Course on Antibiotics

Some sick students insist on drugs that won't help.

5/4/2001
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Risk Not Just From 'Mad Cows'

Contaminated surgical instruments may have caused U.S. cases