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One Boy’s Battle Back From Mysterious Polio-Like Illness

One Boy’s Battle Back From Mysterious Polio-Like Illness

Latest Infectious Disease News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Last October, 15-year-old Alec Woodruff developed a strange-sounding cough. Less than a week later, he was fighting for his life in the hospital, partially paralyzed and with a tube in his throat attached to a ventilator because just breathing was […]

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Desperate for Relief, Americans Are Buying Fish Antibiotics Online

Desperate for Relief, Americans Are Buying Fish Antibiotics Online

Latest Infectious Disease News By Peter Schelden on 12/13/2019 3:11 PM Source: MedicineNet Health News When Americans need antibiotics, some are ordering them online—supposedly for their pet fish. Although marketed for guppies and goldfish, such antibiotics are being used for self-medicating, according to a recent study. Brandon Bookstaver, PharmD, presented these findings Wednesday at a […]

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Trichinosis Worm Infection

Trichinosis Worm Infection

Trichinosis worm infection definition and facts Trichnosis worm parasite. Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game infected with the larvae of a parasitic worm. The contaminated meat is infected with the larvae of a worm called Trichinella spiralis. The initial symptoms of trichinosis are: Abdominal discomfort The severity of symptoms […]

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E. Coli Outbreak Spurs Packaged Salad Warning

E. Coli Outbreak Spurs Packaged Salad Warning

Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The likely source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened eight people in three states is Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday. As of Dec. 9, there have been four cases of E. coli […]

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Cipro, Cipro XR (ciprofloxacin) Antibiotic Side Effects

Cipro, Cipro XR (ciprofloxacin) Antibiotic Side Effects

IBS vs. IBD: Differences and Similarities IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) are both problems with the digestive tract (gastrointestinal or GI tract), but they are not the same disease. IBS is a functional disorder (a problem with the way the GI tract functions), and IBD is a disease that causes chronic […]

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Dangers of ‘Superbug’ Germs Greater Than Believed

Dangers of ‘Superbug’ Germs Greater Than Believed

Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The risk of new superbugs that pose a threat to human health and food crops is much higher than previously thought, new genetic research shows. There’s been an uptick in the number of laboratory studies showing how just one mutation could create highly infectious […]

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Houseflies: Just How Bad Are They for Your Health?

Houseflies: Just How Bad Are They for Your Health?

Latest Infectious Disease News By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Everyone quickly shoos houseflies off their dinner plates, but exactly how disease-ridden are these pesky insects? New research reveals that flies do pick up plenty of microbes from the nearby environment — germs that can then be transmitted to your […]

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Leprosy

Leprosy

What is the history of leprosy (Hansen’s disease)? Unfortunately, the history of leprosy and its interaction with man is one of suffering and misunderstanding. The newest health research suggests that M. leprae has infected people since at least as early as 4000 B.C., while the first known written reference to the disease was found on […]