Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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