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More Sickened by Salmonella From Backyard Poultry

More Sickened by Salmonella From Backyard Poultry

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having chickens or ducks in your yard might carry salmonella dangers, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. Latest Infectious Disease News The agency says an outbreak of the gastrointestinal illness, tied to backyard poultry, has now sickened nearly 280 people in 41 states and sent […]

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Health Tip: Causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes

Health Tip: Causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes

(HealthDay News) — Swollen lymph nodes often occur after exposure to bacteria or viruses, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Infectious Disease News Common triggers include: To diagnose what might be causing your swollen lymph nodes, visit your doctor. Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved. CONTINUE SCROLLING FOR NEXT NEWS ARTICLE

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Bats Are Biggest Rabies Danger, CDC Says

Bats Are Biggest Rabies Danger, CDC Says

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The first thing folks think about with rabies is four-legged critters — dogs, raccoons, skunks or foxes. But the most dangerous rabies threat you’ll face right now is dangling overhead somewhere, waiting to flutter down and get entwined in your […]

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Zerbaxa Approved for Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

Zerbaxa Approved for Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) has been approved for a new indication to treat hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients aged 18 years and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday. In 2014, the FDA first approved Zerbaxa for […]

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Health Tip: Symptoms of Meningitis

Health Tip: Symptoms of Meningitis

(HealthDay News) — https://www.medicinenet.com/meningitis/article.htm” rel=”arch” onclick=”wmdTrack(’embd-lnk’);”>Meningitis can kill a person within hours. So knowing its symptoms may be the difference between life and death, says the Meningitis Research Foundation. Latest Infectious Disease News The foundation explains the progression of symptoms: If you suspect meningitis, the foundation warns you to seek immediate medical care. Copyright © […]

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Lamisil (terbinafine) vs. Lotrimin (clotrimazole)

Lamisil (terbinafine) vs. Lotrimin (clotrimazole)

Lamisil Cream vs. Lotrimin: What’s the difference? Lamisil Cream (terbinafine) and Lotrimin (clotrimazole) are antifungal agents applied to the skin used to treat fungal nails, jock itch, and athlete’s foot. Other forms of Lotrimin are also used to treat vaginal yeast infections, oral thrush, tinea versicolor, or tinea corporis. Lamisil Cream and Lotrimin Cream are […]

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Is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Contagious?

Is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Contagious?

Is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) contagious? Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is contagious. In the United States, it’s the most common cause of inflammation of the small airways in the lungs (bronchiolitis) and of pneumonia in children under 1 year of age. It also is significant cause of respiratory illnesses in older adults. Nearly all children […]

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Measles Cases Pass 1,000: CDC

Measles Cases Pass 1,000: CDC

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now pegs the number of measles cases at over 1,000 — the most in 27 years. Latest Infectious Disease News So far this year, the CDC has counted 1,001 cases, with many occurring among New York City’s Orthodox Jewish community, […]