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Two Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled for Possible Metal Contamination

Two Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled for Possible Metal Contamination

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 2 million pounds of chicken products have been recalled by Simmons Prepared Foods because of possible contamination with metal. Latest Infectious Disease News In the recall, announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), health officials warned that there is […]

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Vegetable Products Recalled by Mann Packing

Vegetable Products Recalled by Mann Packing

TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A variety of vegetable products have been recalled by Mann Packing Co. due to possible listeria contamination. Latest Infectious Disease News The products were distributed to certain retailers in the United States and Canada and have “Best If Enjoyed By” dates of Oct. 11, 2019, to Nov. 16, […]

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Fecal Transplants Better Than Antibiotics in Preventing <i>C. Diff</i> Infection Complications

Fecal Transplants Better Than Antibiotics in Preventing C. Diff Infection Complications

TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fecal transplants are better than antibiotics in preventing complications and saving the lives of patients with Clostridium difficile bacterial infections, a new study suggests. Latest Infectious Disease News Compared with antibiotics, fecal transplants (fecal microbiota transplantation — FMT) improved patient survival by more than 30%, lowered the risk […]

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Measles Leaves People More Vulnerable to Future Infections

Measles Leaves People More Vulnerable to Future Infections

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who contract measles aren’t out of the woods after their rash fades and their fever subsides. They’re then more vulnerable to other bacterial and viral infections — even those they’ve already been vaccinated against or have had before. That’s […]

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Listeria Fears Spur Apple Recall

Listeria Fears Spur Apple Recall

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 3,000 cases and two bulk bins of fresh apples have been recalled by Michigan-based North Bay Produce Inc. due to possible listeria contamination. Latest Infectious Disease News The apples were packed and shipped from one packing house between Oct. 16-21 and distributed to retailers, brokers and wholesalers […]

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Vaccine Might Help Prevent Active TB in Those Infected

Vaccine Might Help Prevent Active TB in Those Infected

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In what could be a breakthrough against a centuries-old killer, scientists say they’ve had early success with a vaccine tied at preventing active tuberculosis in infected adults. Latest Infectious Disease News The experimental vaccine was tested in Africa and proved 50% effective in preventing the emergence of active […]

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Health Tip: Getting a Tuberculosis Skin Test

Health Tip: Getting a Tuberculosis Skin Test

(HealthDay News) — A tuberculosis (TB) skin test determines if you have TB germs in your body, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the test, a harmless fluid is injected under the skin on the inside of your arm. A very small needle is used. Latest Infectious Disease News After a TB […]

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cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin, Bantan)

cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin, Bantan)

What is cefpodoxime proxetil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin, Banan) is an oral antibiotic prescription drug in the cephalosporin family of antibiotics. The cephalosporin family includes: Cefpodoxime proxetil is converted to cefpodoxime, its active form, in the body. Like other cephalosporins, cefpodoxime stops bacteria from multiplying by preventing bacteria […]

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Ofloxacin (Ocuflox) vs. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

Ofloxacin (Ocuflox) vs. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

What are the side effects of ofloxacin and ciprofloxacin? Ofloxacin The most common side effects of ofloxacin include: Allergic reactions have been described, such as hives and anaphylaxis (shock). Other important side effects include symptoms of nervous system stimulation, such as: Ofloxacin may cause low or high blood sugar levels especially in people with diabetes […]