Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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