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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 […]

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China Reports First Death in Coronavirus Outbreak

China Reports First Death in Coronavirus Outbreak

Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The first death in an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus was announced Saturday by officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. As of Friday, there were 41 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, and seven people were in critical […]

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection facts Respiratory Viral Infections RSV is a highly contagious virus infection that is most prevalent during the winter season. Most children who develop an RSV infection have mild symptoms of fever, nasal congestion, nasal discharge, and cough. High-risk groups are more likely to have a more severe disease process, including […]

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Cipro vs. Flagyl

Cipro vs. Flagyl

Cipro vs. Flagyl Differences Flagyl (metronidazole) and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are both types of antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections. Flagyl also is used to treat some parasitic infections. The drugs are in different antibiotic drug classes. Flagyl is in the nitroimidazole antibiotic drug class, and Cipro is in the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics. Common side […]

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Justin Bieber: Lyme Disease and Chronic Mono

Justin Bieber: Lyme Disease and Chronic Mono

Latest Infectious Disease News By Peter Schelden on 01/10/2020 3:49 PM Source: MedicineNet Health News Superstar singer/songwriter Justin Bieber Wednesday told his 124 million Twitter fans he has been suffering from Lyme disease and chronic mononucleosis. “While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like sh**, on meth etc. they failed to realize […]

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Septic Shock

Septic Shock

Septic shock facts Septic shock is a potentially life-threatening condition. Septic shock describes a catastrophic situation where infection overwhelms the body’s immune system and potentially causes organ failure and death. By definition, blood pressure is low, organs like the heart, lung, kidney, and liver fail to work properly, and medications are required to support and […]

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Mystery Disease Strikes Dozens in China

Mystery Disease Strikes Dozens in China

Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Dozens of people in China have contracted a mysterious infectious disease. At least 44 people in the mainland Chinese city of Wuhan have been infected with a viral pneumonia, and eight possible cases have been reported in Hong Kong, the Associated Press reported. Wuhan […]