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Impetigo: Symptoms, Transmission, Treatment, and Cure

Impetigo: Symptoms, Transmission, Treatment, and Cure

12 Common Childhood Skin Disorders Impetigo can be confused with other skin infections, including cellulitis (a deeper infection) and even ringworm. Causes of common childhood skin disorders include: Impetigo Ringworm Chickenpox Contact dermatitis Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease (coxsackievirus) Scarlet fever Fifth disease Sixth disease (roseola) Click to read the full 12 common childhood skin disorders with pictures […]

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Researchers Alter Mosquitoes to Resist Dengue Infection

Researchers Alter Mosquitoes to Resist Dengue Infection

Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Mosquitoes that can’t be infected by or spread dengue virus have been created by scientists. The researchers genetically engineered the mosquitoes to be resistant to all four types of dengue, a mosquito-borne virus that’s a significant global health threat. This is the first time […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Athlete’s Foot

Latest Infectious Disease News (HealthDay News) — Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that often occurs in people who wear damp socks or tight shoes, says Mayo Clinic. The infection is contagious and is spread by contact with an infected person or contaminated surfaces. To help prevent athlete’s foot, the clinic suggests: Keep your feet […]

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Health Tip: Signs of Food Poisoning

Latest Infectious Disease News Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry Lyme Disease Now a Threat in City Parks Anthrax Is a Risk on Every Continent Parents Protect Your Child During Measles Outbreak Want More News? Sign Up for MedicineNet Newsletters! (HealthDay News) — Food poisoning symptoms […]

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Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Worldwide Than Thought

Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Worldwide Than Thought

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide as once believed, and children in poor regions account for an excessive number of such deaths, researchers say. Sepsis is an out-of-control immune response to infection that harms organs. People who survive sepsis can have […]

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Stomach Virus Strikes 170 Yosemite Visitors, Staff

Stomach Virus Strikes 170 Yosemite Visitors, Staff

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — About 170 visitors and employees at Yosemite National Park have been hit by gastrointestinal illness, park officials say. They said most of the cases occurred around the first week of January, and that the number of new cases has declined in the past several […]

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Gangrene

Gangrene

Gangrene facts Wet gangrene is a medical emergency that needs prompt treatment. Gangrene refers to dead or dying body tissue(s) that occurs because of inadequate blood supply. There are two major types of gangrene, wet gangrene and dry gangrene. Dry gangrene can result from conditions that reduce or block arterial blood flow such as diabetes, […]

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Mystery Chinese Pneumonia Virus Identified, Gene-Sequenced

Mystery Chinese Pneumonia Virus Identified, Gene-Sequenced

Latest Infectious Disease News By Adam Townsend on 01/15/2020 3:10 PM Source: MedicineNet Health News Chinese health officials this week revealed the full genome of a mystery pneumonia virus that sickened more than 40 people in the city of Wuhan, China. Dubbed Wuhan-hu-1, Chinese scientists widely published the virus’ full genome Monday with an eye […]

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Gyms Are Fertile Ground for Germs

Gyms Are Fertile Ground for Germs

Latest Infectious Disease News SUNDAY, Jan. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Going to the gym is supposed to improve your health, but it can also be a hotbed of cold and flu bugs, an expert warns. “The biggest thing about the gym is there are a lot of areas where germs, viruses and fungus can […]