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Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free December 02, 2016

Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant November 30, 2016

Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection November 29, 2016

Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

How to Prevent Spread of the Skin Infection Impetigo November 27, 2016

It's a common childhood ailment, but adults can get it, too

Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC November 22, 2016

Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens November 22, 2016

Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study November 22, 2016

Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects November 22, 2016

Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

U.S. Hospitals Halve Catheter Infection Rates: Review November 21, 2016

But many critically ill patients still exposed to deadly bacteria, Consumer Reports researchers say

Zika No Longer 'Global Health Emergency,' WHO Says November 18, 2016

Spread of mosquito-borne virus is now a chronic issue, not an acute crisis, agency explains

'Superbug' Common Among N.C. Hog Workers, Study Says November 18, 2016

Overuse of antibiotics may threaten farm employees, their families

More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections November 17, 2016

Finding highlights growing problem of antibiotic resistance

Women at Greater Risk Than Men for Zika Infection: Study November 16, 2016

In mice, the vagina had a delayed immune response to the virus

Zika Can Survive on Hard Surfaces for Hours November 15, 2016

But it's unclear whether simply touching these surfaces might transmit the germ, researchers say

Some Ebola Infections May Be Symptomless November 15, 2016

Findings suggest impact of virus during recent outbreak may have been underestimated

Mosquitoes Can Deliver Zika/Chikungunya Double Whammy November 14, 2016

And like Zika, dengue and chikungunya can also cause neurological problems, study found

Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains November 10, 2016

A child's first flu infection appears to affect which new viruses they'll be protected against in the future

DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study November 10, 2016

Results are encouraging and human trials are underway, researchers say

Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too November 08, 2016

There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study finds

Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu November 08, 2016

When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

Antibody Treatment Shields Fetus From Zika -- in Mice November 07, 2016

Human-derived protein shows promise, but must still be tested in human trials

Ebola Virus Mutated to Become More Infectious, Scientists Say November 03, 2016

Virologists hope this information will help them better prepare for the next outbreak

Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean November 01, 2016

Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus November 01, 2016

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

Why You Need a Flu Shot Now November 01, 2016

If you do develop influenza, vaccination can soften the blow, doctors say

Could Zika Harm Men's Fertility? October 31, 2016

Mouse study hints at an effect, but studies in humans needed

Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed October 28, 2016

One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

Nurses' 'Scrubs' Pick Up Bad Hospital Germs October 27, 2016

Superbug MRSA, other disease-causing bacteria detected on uniforms in ICU

Study Discounts Myth of 'Patient Zero' in U.S. AIDS Crisis October 26, 2016

Genetic analysis of 40-year-old blood samples shows many North Americans already infected by late 1970s

Black Americans May Have Stronger Immune Response to Infections October 20, 2016

But that robust reaction might increase inflammation too much, researchers say

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC October 19, 2016

More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study October 14, 2016

Individuals, and large part of populations, may be protected against future epidemics, scientists say

Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies October 14, 2016

Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

Migration Helps Spread Bird Flu Worldwide October 13, 2016

Scientists recommend keeping wild birds away from poultry farms

Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC October 13, 2016

Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

Monkey Study Hints at Drug-Free Suppression of HIV October 13, 2016

Initial safety studies are under way, though it's not yet clear if the treatment will be effective in people

Scientists Map DNA of Zika Virus From Semen October 13, 2016

It's another step in trying to understand the germ linked to severe birth defects worldwide

Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short October 13, 2016

Many people still lack access to effective diagnosis and treatments, WHO report shows

If Patient in the Hospital Bed Before You Got Antibiotics -- Take Heed October 10, 2016

Researchers find an association with C. difficile infection

Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections October 07, 2016

They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

Zika Connection to Rare Nerve Disorder Bolstered by Study October 05, 2016

Virus detected in body fluids of Colombians with Guillain-Barre syndrome

Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations October 05, 2016

Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika September 30, 2016

Meanwhile, French report shows virus can infect sperm

Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC September 29, 2016

Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action September 29, 2016

Coalition launched to curb treatment-related infections

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

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

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

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