All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘infections’

MERS Virus Outbreak Spreads to Egypt, UAE

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak that has hit Saudi Arabia in recent weeks has begun spreading. According to a Reuters report, Egypt this weekend confirmed its first-ever case of MERS. The Egyptian patient had been working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before returning to the country. In addition, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reported seven new confirmed cases …

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Hospital Infections: Still Problem Despite Progress

Did you know that 1 in 25 people with infections actually get them while at a hospital receiving treatment? This shocking statistic comes by way of a new study that was published n the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. You may think of hospitals as the cleanest environments on Earth. They’re meant to be free from harmful bacteria …

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HIV Prevention Shot May Replace Pills

Two separate HIV studies on macaque monkeys show very promising results. Researchers from Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at Rockefeller University in New York presented their findings on Tuesday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Mass. They determined that a newly designed shot routinely taken four times a year could possibly protect people from the HIV virus. One San Francisco doctor from Gladstone …

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Infected Rat Kills 10-Year-Old Boy

A ten-year-old boy tragically died from rat-bite fever. Aidan Pankey was a healthy, happy child who adored his pet rat named Oreo and wanted her to have a family of her own. Aiden purchased a black male rat called Alex from a San Diego Petco in order for his beloved Oreo to have babies. Aiden’s grandmother, Sharon Pankey, spoke about …

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Raw Chicken Bacteria On 97% Of Chicken Tested

They’re calling it the “Superbug” and it is dangerous. Consumer Reports announced today that 97% of the breasts tested harbored bacteria that could make you sick. The report found the presence of enterococcus on 79.8 percent of the poultry tested, E.coli (65.2 percent), campylobacter (43 percent), klebsiella pneumonia (13 percent), salmonella (10.8 percent) and staphylococcus aureus (9.2 percent). These numbers …

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