Misc. Infections News

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10/13/2016
Migration Helps Spread Bird Flu Worldwide

Scientists recommend keeping wild birds away from poultry farms

10/13/2016
Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC

Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

10/13/2016
Scientists Map DNA of Zika Virus From Semen

It's another step in trying to understand the germ linked to severe birth defects worldwide

10/13/2016
Monkey Study Hints at Drug-Free Suppression of HIV

Initial safety studies are under way, though it's not yet clear if the treatment will be effective in people

10/13/2016
Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short

Many people still lack access to effective diagnosis and treatments, WHO report shows

10/10/2016
If Patient in the Hospital Bed Before You Got Antibiotics -- Take Heed

Researchers find an association with C. difficile infection

10/7/2016
Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections

They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

10/5/2016
Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations

Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

10/5/2016
Zika Connection to Rare Nerve Disorder Bolstered by Study

Virus detected in body fluids of Colombians with Guillain-Barre syndrome

9/30/2016
CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika

Meanwhile, French report shows virus can infect sperm

9/29/2016
Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action

Coalition launched to curb treatment-related infections

9/29/2016
Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC

Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

9/29/2016
2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

9/27/2016
Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study

These widespread insects do spread West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis though, researchers say

9/23/2016
New MRSA Strain Found in Denmark

Researchers believe it was spread through contaminated imported poultry

9/23/2016
Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems

Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year, study suggests

9/23/2016
Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

9/21/2016
Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC

But new drug shows promise against sexually transmitted disease in early trials

9/20/2016
Another Mosquito-Borne Virus Moves North From the Amazon

Mayaro virus is spotted for first time in Haiti, and researchers say it's a 'concern'

9/16/2016
More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly

Study of Brazilian newborns spots virus far more frequently in blood tests of babies with the birth defect

9/15/2016
Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study

Virus may stay in urine, saliva longer, but corneal transplants may pose transmission risk, researchers say

9/11/2016
What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk

Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

9/9/2016
Anti-Inflammatory Agent in Cord Blood Shows Promise in Mice

Researchers say findings point toward possible new treatments for sepsis

9/9/2016
CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika

He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

9/7/2016
Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika

Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

9/6/2016
Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice

Discovery may explain why virus can cause serious vision problems in people, but more research is needed

9/6/2016
U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones

Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

9/2/2016
CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika

The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

9/2/2016
Smokeless Tobacco May Contain Potentially Harmful Bacteria

Infections, diarrhea and vomiting are possible consequences, FDA expert says

9/2/2016
Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use

A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

9/1/2016
Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections: Study

Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

9/1/2016
Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study

World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

9/1/2016
3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida

A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

9/1/2016
Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases

Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

8/31/2016
Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC

Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

8/30/2016
Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika

Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say

8/30/2016
Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies

Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

8/29/2016
FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

8/26/2016
Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study

Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

8/25/2016
Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika

Researchers think vaginal fluid may be ideal breeding ground for the virus, which can cause fetal brain damage

8/25/2016
New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida

Latest one in Palm Beach County brings state total to 43; scientists predict 400 cases by summer's end

8/24/2016
Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

8/23/2016
Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

8/23/2016
Fast Action Can Prevent Sepsis Death: CDC

Know the signs of extreme response to infection, consider it a 'medical emergency'

8/23/2016
Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

8/23/2016
'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper

Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained

8/18/2016
Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says

Too often, lens-linked infections lead to corneal scarring and other vision issues, study shows

8/18/2016
Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds

Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

8/13/2016
Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll

Meanwhile, U.S. health officials declare public health emergency in Puerto Rico

8/12/2016
Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll

Only 10 percent of would-be travelers said they'd postpone a trip or head elsewhere