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Doctors See Gains Against ‘an Urgent Threat,’ C. Diff

June 25, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Doctors See Gains Against ‘an Urgent Threat,’ C. Diff Tom and Wendy Bocci at their home in Troy, Mich. Mr. Bocci suffered recurrent C. diff infections that nearly killed him. CreditLaura McDermott for The New York Times By Paula Span Feb. 10, 2017 Tom Bocci’s encounter with a bacterium he had never heard of began in April, […]

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Histoplasmosis: Causes, risk factors, and treatment

June 15, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Histoplasmosis: Causes, risk factors, and treatment Last reviewed Sat 24 June 2017 By Rachel Nall, RN, BSN, CCRN Reviewed by Suzanne Falck, MD, FACP Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that can cause no symptoms or may cause symptoms similar to those of pneumonia. But what causes it and how is it treated? A histoplasmosis infection usually […]

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A MRSA Infection Cost Me $300,000—and Nearly Killed Me

June 10, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

A MRSA Infection Cost Me $300,000—and Nearly Killed Me By CHRIS LINAMAN June 1, 2017 This essay is part of a TIME series on the growing effects of antimicrobial resistance: superbugs that may no longer be treated with standard-course antibiotics. In 2016, World Health Organization leaders called drug resistance a “major global threat” estimated to kill […]

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All you need to know about MRSA

June 2, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

All you need to know about MRSA Last updated Mon 13 November 2017 By Hannah Nichols Reviewed by Alana Biggers, MD, MPH MRSA, (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), is a form of contagious bacterial infection that is resistant to numerous antibiotics including methicillin, amoxicillin, penicillin, and oxacillin. This resistance makes it challenging to treat. Often referred to as a […]

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‘Game-changing’ antibiotic can kill off superbugs

June 1, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

‘Game-changing’ antibiotic can kill off superbugs Published Tuesday 27 March 2018 By Ana Sandoiu Fact checked by Jasmin Collier A new study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, offers the first proof that a new synthetic form of the antibiotic teixobactin can neutralize drug-resistant bacteria. Scientists may be approaching a new era of antibiotics. The Centers for […]

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Are antibiotics turning livestock into superbug factories?

May 29, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

A pig outside of its pen. T-LOREN/ISTOCKPHOTO Are antibiotics turning livestock into superbug factories? By Giorgia GuglielmiSep. 28, 2017 , 2:00 PM Almost 80% of all antibiotics in the United States aren’t taken by people. They’re given to cows, pigs, and chickens to make them grow more quickly or as a cheap alternative to keeping them […]

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Rare, Crippling Virus caught at California State Park

May 20, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Spencer Fry had just gotten a degree in anthropology last year from Sacramento State and was happy to start a summer job as a park aide at Bodie State Historic Park, a gold-mining ghost town preserved in a state of arrested decay. Courtesy of the Fry-Todoroff family He caught a rare, crippling virus at a […]

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Hantavirus

May 20, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Hantavirus Other Names: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome Cause There are many different species of rodent-borne hantaviruses that cause hemorrhagic fever in humans. Hantavirus was first isolated in 1976 when there was an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in United Nations troops in Korea. Significance Humans can become severely ill when infected with […]

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What is MRSA

May 16, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Steri-Clean can properly clean up an infected area after a MRSA outbreak. Having a house or space professionally sanitized greatly reduces the risk of another outbreak and infecting more people. See the image below for a MRSA details.

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New Mexico woman dies after contracting Hantavirus

May 16, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

New Mexico woman dies after contracting Hantavirus By: KRQE Media Updated: Apr 19, 2018 04:47 PM MDT ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A young New Mexico mother who contracted Hantavirus has died. Kiley Lane, 27, was diagnosed in February and has been fighting for her life ever since. The virus is spread through exposure to infected […]

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