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Young Athletes Need to Be Sidelined After Bout of Mono

Young Athletes Need to Be Sidelined After Bout of Mono

Latest Infectious Disease News SUNDAY, April 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young sports buffs recovering from mononucleosis may be itching to return to the game they love. But one expert says the risk of suffering a burst spleen during play means staying on the sideline longer than some would like. Along with extreme fatigue, sore […]

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Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not a Global Emergency: WHO

Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not a Global Emergency: WHO

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of “deep concern,” but does not yet qualify as a global emergency, the World Health Organization says. Latest Infectious Disease News The outbreak began on Aug. 1, 2018 and is so far the second deadliest in history, with 1,206 confirmed and probable cases, including 764 deaths, Congo’s health […]

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Hospital Privacy Curtains Could Be Breeding Ground for Germs

Hospital Privacy Curtains Could Be Breeding Ground for Germs

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Privacy curtains in hospital rooms might offer patients some personal dignity, but they can also harbor dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria. That’s the claim of a new study where researchers took more than 1,500 samples from privacy curtains in 625 rooms at six skilled nursing facilities […]

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Superbug Fungus Has Sickened 600 Americans: CDC

Superbug Fungus Has Sickened 600 Americans: CDC

The United States has had more than 600 cases of infection with a type of fungus called a “serious global health threat” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Infectious Disease News The first U.S. cases of Candida auris infection appeared in the United States shortly after the CDC became aware of […]

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Candida auris (C. auris)

Candida auris (C. auris)

Candida auris (C. auris) facts* *C. auris facts by Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Candida auris (C. auris) is a yeast-like fungus related to Candida albicans. It was first described as a pathogen in 2009 when isolated from a patient with an ear infection in Japan. The fungus causes invasive infections with a high death […]

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Hunt’s Tomato Paste Recalled for Mold Danger

Hunt’s Tomato Paste Recalled for Mold Danger

Possible mold contamination has led to the recall of 6-ounce cans of Hunt’s Tomato Paste No Salt Added, Conagra Brands Inc. says. Latest Infectious Disease News After the canning process, some cans might have been damaged, creating the potential for mold. The recalled products were sold in the United States. Consumers with the recalled products, […]