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Health Tip: Protecting Yourself From Summer Bugs

Health Tip: Protecting Yourself From Summer Bugs

(HealthDay News) — Hotter temperatures bring people outdoors, but they also bring insects out of hiding, says NorthShore University. From mosquitoes to ticks, the summer months are a hotbed for bites from these insects. Latest Infectious Disease News To protect against summer bugs, NorthShore recommends: Don’t apply perfumes, and avoid scented soaps. Stay away from […]

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Thrush (Oral Candidiasis)

Thrush (Oral Candidiasis)

Thrush Symptoms and Signs White Tongue A whitening of the top layer of the tongue or the presence of white spots or patches on the tongue can also be seen with infection, irritation, or chronic inflammation of the surface of the tongue. Certain oral infections, notably Candida yeast infections (known as oral thrush), are characterized […]

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Ground Bison Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 7 States: CDC

Ground Bison Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 7 States: CDC

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An E. coli outbreak in the United States that’s linked to ground bison produced by Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc. of Canada is being investigated by federal and state officials. Latest Infectious Disease News There have been 21 cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O103 and O121 infections in […]

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Chinese Scientists Cut Local Numbers of Dangerous Mosquito by 94%

Chinese Scientists Cut Local Numbers of Dangerous Mosquito by 94%

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some mosquitoes spread diseases to humans through their bite, passing along harmful pathogens like Zika, dengue fever, West Nile virus and chikungunya. Now humans are turning the tables, infecting these dangerous mosquitoes with bacteria that sabotage their ability to spawn. […]

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Disinfectants Can’t Stop This Dangerous Hospital Germ

Disinfectants Can’t Stop This Dangerous Hospital Germ

Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Standard decontamination methods may not be enough to stop a dangerous hospital bug, known as Clostridium difficile. In a new study, researchers followed recommended procedures but found that surgical gowns, stainless steel surfaces and vinyl floors in hospitals were still contaminated with the C. […]

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Growers Express Expands Recall of Fresh Vegetable Products

Growers Express Expands Recall of Fresh Vegetable Products

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A recall of fresh vegetable products that may be contaminated with listeria has been expanded, Growers Express says. Latest Infectious Disease News The recall now also includes: 2-lb packages of Green Giant fresh Brussels sprouts with a pack data of 6/28/2019, Big Y; 3-lb packages of Growers Express […]

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Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Resort Area

Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Resort Area

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A rabies warning was issued for Walt Disney World Resort and the surrounding area after a rabid cat scratched two employees. Latest Infectious Disease News The 60-day warning was issued by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County for a two-mile radius of the intersection of Interstate […]

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Lab Tests Show Experimental Ebola Treatments Are Effective: CDC

Lab Tests Show Experimental Ebola Treatments Are Effective: CDC

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two experimental Ebola treatments being used in the current outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo proved effective in laboratory tests with human cells, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Infectious Disease News The tests showed that the treatments — the antiviral remdesivir […]