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Dengue Vaccine Use Should Be Restricted: WHO

Dengue Vaccine Use Should Be Restricted: WHO

Use of the vaccine for dengue should be used “exclusively or almost exclusively in people who have already been infected with dengue,” the World Health Organization’s independent vaccines group says. Latest Infectious Disease News After a two-day meeting this week, the group also called for creation of test that can quickly tell if people have […]

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More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce continues to expand, federal health officials said Wednesday. “Since the last update on April 13, 2018, 18 more ill people have been added to this investigation, bringing the total number to 53,” […]

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The Poop on House Mice: They Carry ‘Superbugs’

The Poop on House Mice: They Carry ‘Superbugs’

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — House mice are ubiquitous in New York City, and those uninvited guests may harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study finds. Researchers found that mice had taken up residence in all of the city neighborhoods they studied — from the wealthiest […]

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Can ‘Mono’ Virus Up Odds for 7 Other Diseases?

Can ‘Mono’ Virus Up Odds for 7 Other Diseases?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Millions of young Americans have lived through the fatigue and discomfort of mononucleosis. Now, new research suggests, but doesn’t prove, that the virus that causes the illness may be linked to an increased risk for seven other serious immune-system diseases. […]

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Chickenpox (Varicella)

Chickenpox (Varicella)

What is the difference between varicella vaccine and shingles vaccine? The difference between these vaccines may be confusing, so they are conventionally referred to as chickenpox vaccine and shingles vaccine, to better distinguish them. Varicella vaccine (also called chickenpox vaccine) is a live varicella virus strain that is formulated for nonimmune individuals. It does not […]

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Foodborne Illnesses Can Mean Financial Ruin for Restaurants

Foodborne Illnesses Can Mean Financial Ruin for Restaurants

Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An outbreak of salmonella at a restaurant can not only make diners sick, it can also be a restaurant’s worst financial nightmare, new research shows. When foodborne illnesses strike, millions are lost in revenue, legal fees and fines, which could force some establishments to […]

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E. Coli Outbreak Hits 7 States, Source Is Unknown

E. Coli Outbreak Hits 7 States, Source Is Unknown

A multistate E. coli outbreak from an unknown source has led to a number of hospitalizations is being investigated by federal and state officials. Latest Infectious Disease News As of April 9, 17 cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection have been reported in 7 states. The illnesses began between March 22 and March 31, according […]

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Cataract Surgery on Ebola Survivors Safe for Docs

Cataract Surgery on Ebola Survivors Safe for Docs

Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doctors needn’t worry when they perform cataract surgery on Ebola survivors with eye problems caused by the highly contagious virus, a new study finds. Between 13 percent and 34 percent of Ebola survivors develop eye inflammation (uveitis) that causes problems ranging from mild disease […]