Misc. Infections News

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3/24/2016
Gene Analysis Pinpoints Zika's Arrival in the Americas

Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013

3/23/2016
Could Germ From Cat Poop Trigger Rage Disorder in People?

Those with intermittent explosive disorder more likely to have been exposed to toxoplasmosis, study finds

3/22/2016
Contact Lenses May Disrupt Eyes' Natural Bacteria, Study Suggests

Whether this increases risk for infection isn't clear

3/21/2016
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

3/18/2016
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

3/17/2016
Scientists Pick U.S. Cities Where Zika Might Hit This Summer

Weather and travel patterns could expose people as far north as New York City

3/16/2016
New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise

Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

3/16/2016
Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected With Zika

A woman infected in 1st trimester has 1 in 100 chance of delivering baby with microcephaly, data suggests

3/15/2016
Location is Key to Help Hospital Hand Sanitizers Get Used

The best spot to up visitors' hygiene: mid-lobby and near the entrance, study found

3/14/2016
Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study

Findings show it won't increase complications

3/14/2016
Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab Centers

About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

3/11/2016
In Zika Fight, FDA Gives Tentative OK to Tests of Gene-Modified Mosquito

Agency says testing the insects in Florida Keys poses little risk to people, animals and the environment

3/11/2016
Diabetes May Raise Risk for Dangerous Staph Infection

Researchers believe the disease might dampen immune system, leaving people more vulnerable

3/10/2016
Zika Poses Serious Threat to Puerto Rico: U.S. Health Officials

They say funds needed to battle the virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects

3/10/2016
Another Neurological Disorder Tied to Zika

It may cause meningoencephalitis, an infection and swelling of the brain, researchers say

3/9/2016
Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria in Study

Findings suggest older medication is losing effectiveness, researchers say

3/8/2016
Screen High-Risk Adults for Tuberculosis, Experts Say

Up to 10 percent of those with dormant TB develop active infection, according to health task force

3/7/2016
Paid Sick Leave May Help Health of Whole Family

Study finds workers without it forgo or delay care for themselves, spouses and children

3/4/2016
Scientists Report Insights Into Zika Virus and Birth Defect

The pathogen appears to attack cells crucial to the developing fetal brain

3/3/2016
CDC Says Hospitals Making Progress Against 'Superbugs'

But hundreds of thousands are still infected each year, experts report

3/2/2016
Steroid Shot for Hip Pain May Carry Infection Risk If Too Close to Surgery

Hip replacement should be delayed for three months after an injection, researchers say

3/1/2016
Zika Virus Tied to Rare Disorder That Can Cause Paralysis

But researchers found that nearly two-thirds of study cases walked again within 3 months

2/29/2016
Risk of Getting Ebola From Survivors Seems Low, Study Finds

However, sexual contact still carries some danger of transmission months after patient has recovered

2/29/2016
Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

2/26/2016
Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

2/26/2016
In Monkeys, Therapy Flushes HIV-Like Virus From Its Hiding Places

Immune-based treatment shows promise, but whether it would work in people is still unclear

2/25/2016
Lyme Disease 'Biofilm' Eludes Antibiotics: Report

Germ forms slimy layer that makes it up to 1,000 times more resistant than other bacteria, researchers say

2/25/2016
Report Suggests Zika's Effect on Fetus May Be Even Deadlier Than Thought

But some scientists say link is still inconclusive

2/25/2016
Flu Season Continues to Be Mild: CDC

In more good news, health officials report flu vaccine is 59 percent effective so far

2/23/2016
Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly

Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

2/23/2016
CDC Cites 14 Potential New Cases of Zika Transmitted By Sex

Men who've recently traveled to endemic areas should abstain from sex or use a condom, agency says

2/23/2016
Obama Asks Congress for $1.9 Billion to Battle Zika Virus

Money would go toward mosquito-control programs, vaccine development and tests to better spot the virus

2/22/2016
Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study

Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

2/19/2016
Check Newborns of Women Who Visited Zika-Prone Areas for Infection: CDC

Advisory is for babies of any woman who's been in such a locale within 2 weeks of delivery, CDC says

2/18/2016
U.S. Travelers Seek More Zika Details

Most intend to stick with their plans -- while packing bug repellent, survey finds

2/18/2016
Finding Suggests Zika Virus Can Move From Mother to Child During Pregnancy

Discovery adds to signs it might have caused thousands of Brazilian babies to be born with birth defect

2/16/2016
FDA: Wait a Month to Donate Blood After Travel to Zika-Prone Areas

Four weeks is long enough for the virus to pass out of the body, agency says

2/16/2016
In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

The goal: Sterile males would mate with females that carry the germ suspected of causing birth defects

2/15/2016
WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones

But U.N. health agency says too soon to prove link between Guillain-Barre syndrome and Zika-causing mosquitoes

2/12/2016
A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought

Slow-motion photos reveal a 'sheet' of expelled fluid that then breaks apart, researchers say

2/12/2016
Another STD Spurs Concern

British study concludes Mycoplasma genitalium infection is transmitted through sexual contact

2/12/2016
Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika

Major public health institutions say it's too soon to tell whether the report is accurate

2/12/2016
CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women

Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

2/11/2016
Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows

Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

2/11/2016
CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil

And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

2/10/2016
CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly

Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

2/10/2016
Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China

But odds are slim that deadly virus will spread easily among people, experts say

2/10/2016
Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study Finds

Germs on mats, helmets are likely culprits, but skin checks and hygiene might help cut risk, experts say

2/10/2016
Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

2/9/2016
Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly

Doctors should check these infants with abnormally small heads for vision problems, researchers say