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CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Shares Recent Zoonotic Disease Research
Zoonotic diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi that are spread between animals and humans are quite common and scientists estimate that more than 60% of human infectious diseases are spread from animals.
Study Finds Diabetics May Be at Increased Risk of Staph Infections
A new study reveals that diabetics may be at an increased risk of contracting Staphylococcus aureus blood infections, due to lower immunity.
Neglect of Skin Wounds Is a Risk Factor for Becoming a Carrier of S. Aureus
A new study in BMC Public Health finds that neglect of skin wounds is an independent and strong risk factor for becoming a carrier of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a dangerous pathogen that can cause infections and lead to life-threatening infectious diseases.
Researchers Are Working on a Promising Novel Herpes Vaccine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers have developed a new vaccine type that shows promise to possibly become the first ever for preventing genital herpes.
Survey Finds US Hospitals Falling Short on Preventing C. Difficile Infection
A survey of 571 US hospitals regarding practices used to prevent Clostridium difficile infection indicates that nearly half of the facilities appear to not be taking steps to prevent the infection that kills nearly 30,000 people and sickens hundreds of thousands more each year, despite strong evidence that these steps work.
Measles Outbreak Continues to Spread
Reports of measles cases in a suburban Illinois infant care center have added to concerns the preventable but highly contagious illness is spreading.
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