Bacterial infections can imperil the fragile patients at hospitals‘ intensive care units. And a new study reveals an unlikely spreader: the health care workers who treat them. The standard sterile hospital garb typically thought to prevent infections isn’t helping.
But don’t worry. While the pills are extracted from feces, they contain everything but the unpleasant stuff.
California’s worst episode of whooping cough, or pertussis, in 2010, likely spread among unvaccinated children to infect 9,210 youngsters.
Anyone who has taken an alcohol-breathalyzer test knows what a snitch breath can be.
Researchers discovered it before it became a pandemic, but there’s no vaccine for it yet
It just takes one, and so far that’s what scientists investigating the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak have found — a bat infected with the identical virus that was isolated from human patients.
Injections made by a Texas compounding pharmacy may be responsible for bloodstream infections, says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Healthy adults immunized with an experimental malaria vaccine may be completely protected from infection, according to government researchers.
Anytime a novel virus infects human populations, scientists focus on tracing its origins. And this time their search led to the humped dromedary.
A new tick borne illness that is similar to Lyme disease, with symptoms including fever and muscle pain, are being reported among people in the U.S. for the first time this year.
It’s a summertime dilemma — you want to douse yourself in bug repellant to keep off the pesky — and sometimes disease-causing — critters, but you also worry about whether all those sprays are dangerous for your health.
(Updated) On Tuesday, a 65-year-old French man died from a SARS-like infection, called novel coronavirus (nCoV). He was the first man in France to die from the infection, which he contracted after visiting Dubai. Meanwhile, …
Chlorine is supposed to take care of most of the microbes floating around in pools, but human waste, it seems, is stubbornly resistant to being sanitized.