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2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study September 29, 2016

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study September 27, 2016

These widespread insects do spread West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis though, researchers say

New MRSA Strain Found in Denmark September 23, 2016

Researchers believe it was spread through contaminated imported poultry

Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses September 23, 2016

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems September 23, 2016

Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year, study suggests

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC September 21, 2016

But new drug shows promise against sexually transmitted disease in early trials

Another Mosquito-Borne Virus Moves North From the Amazon September 20, 2016

Mayaro virus is spotted for first time in Haiti, and researchers say it's a 'concern'

More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly September 16, 2016

Study of Brazilian newborns spots virus far more frequently in blood tests of babies with the birth defect

Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study September 15, 2016

Virus may stay in urine, saliva longer, but corneal transplants may pose transmission risk, researchers say

What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk September 11, 2016

Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika September 09, 2016

He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

Anti-Inflammatory Agent in Cord Blood Shows Promise in Mice September 09, 2016

Researchers say findings point toward possible new treatments for sepsis

Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika September 07, 2016

Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice September 06, 2016

Discovery may explain why virus can cause serious vision problems in people, but more research is needed

U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones September 06, 2016

Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika September 02, 2016

The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

Smokeless Tobacco May Contain Potentially Harmful Bacteria September 02, 2016

Infections, diarrhea and vomiting are possible consequences, FDA expert says

Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use September 02, 2016

A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections: Study September 01, 2016

Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study September 01, 2016

World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida September 01, 2016

A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases September 01, 2016

Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC August 31, 2016

Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika August 30, 2016

Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say

Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies August 30, 2016

Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika August 29, 2016

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study August 26, 2016

Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika August 25, 2016

Researchers think vaginal fluid may be ideal breeding ground for the virus, which can cause fetal brain damage

New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida August 25, 2016

Latest one in Palm Beach County brings state total to 43; scientists predict 400 cases by summer's end

Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows August 24, 2016

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection August 23, 2016

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

Fast Action Can Prevent Sepsis Death: CDC August 23, 2016

Know the signs of extreme response to infection, consider it a 'medical emergency'

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects August 23, 2016

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper August 23, 2016

Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained

Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says August 18, 2016

Too often, lens-linked infections lead to corneal scarring and other vision issues, study shows

Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds August 18, 2016

Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll August 13, 2016

Meanwhile, U.S. health officials declare public health emergency in Puerto Rico

Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll August 12, 2016

Only 10 percent of would-be travelers said they'd postpone a trip or head elsewhere

Serious Infections Tied to Suicide Risk August 10, 2016

Danish study finds greater association in those hospitalized with HIV or hepatitis

Florida Reports First Locally Transmitted Zika Infections in U.S. July 29, 2016

4 recent cases very likely to have originated from area mosquitoes, CDC says

Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever? July 28, 2016

Potentially fatal infection is found in Southwest U.S. and is often misdiagnosed, specialists say

Florida Investigates 2 More Possible Cases of Zika Virus Local Transmission July 28, 2016

If all 4 are confirmed, they would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage July 27, 2016

Dutch case finds woman's infection in South America may have spurred her pregnancy loss

Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics: Study July 25, 2016

Because it's winter in Brazil, mosquito activity has subsided

CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women July 25, 2016

Any sex partner, male or female, has potential to pass the virus on, agency says

1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study July 25, 2016

Scientists used data on births, climate and other mosquito-borne infection to estimate outbreak

How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay July 23, 2016

CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus July 22, 2016

If confirmed, cases would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations July 20, 2016

1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus July 20, 2016

If confirmed, it would be first case of local spread of the birth-defect causing disease in continental U.S.

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