Infectious Diseases : Health & Medical
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Viruses, bacteria or fungi may cause throat infections. In most cases, the infection will clear up on its own without medical intervention, but treatment with antibiotics is sometimes necessary. Most throat infections are associated with symptoms such as pain when swallowing, white patches in the m
Learn about strategies to prevent surgical site infections in acute care hospitals.
We all know that hand hygiene and environmental cleaning can reduce the spread of infection, but how much of an impact do they have on the prevention of multi-drug resistant organisms?
Stool sample testing requires a certain amount of caution, because you don't want your sample to be unintentionally contaminated by other bodily fluids. Stool samples can be taken at home or the hospital and the steps will be the same, no matter where it is collected. Stool samples are collected for
Reusable surface disinfectant tissue dispensers that are not adequately processed, can be a source of infection in healthcare settings.
Staph infection, or staphylococcus, is a bacterial infection commonly carried in the nasal cavity. Staph infection may go undetected until it enters through a wound in the body and becomes infected. If staph infection goes untreated it can result in serious health risks to the skin and organs of th
This group determined the prevalence of MRSA colonization in personnel attending an international veterinary conference and characterized recovered MRSA isolates.
Intertrigo is the term used to refer to yeast infections that occur when folds of skin, such as those under the breasts, come into contact with each other. Yeast infections under the breasts are caused by normal skin flora overgrowing due to the warm, moist environment. They are more likely to occur
These results raise the possibility that bacteria other than R. conorii are involved in rickettsial diseases in Italy.
Crohn's disease is a debilitating disorder of the small intestine. It causes a great deal of pain, bleeding and scarring in the gut, in turn leading to poor nutritional absorption and malnutrition. It can also increase the risk of developing cancer of the bowel. Systemic yeast infections also origi
The word "Staph" is the short version of "Staphylococcus," which is a type of bacteria. Staph infections are usually on the skin and nose, but can also occur in other parts of the body, such as the mouth or genitals, though this is uncommon. Facial staph infections not only make for an unsightly app
It seems we're hearing more often about dangerous illnesses affecting patients in health care settings and even students in our public schools. So what can we do to prevent infection with colds, flu or other diseases? While everyone gets sick some time or another, using simple hygiene tips can help
In the past 10 years, there has been an emergence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, causing a major threat to public health. Which isolates have been detected in the United States?
Yeast overgrowth occurs when candida, a yeast-like fungus, starts proliferating in the large intestine. Many people get symptoms such as headaches, gastritis, yeast infections and even autoimmune diseases (i.e. fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue). The yeast can keep multiplying for years before symptom