Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two treated for deadly pneumonic plague in Beijing

Two people in Beijing have been diagnosed with the pneumonic plague—a rare instance of the highly-contagious disease that is fatal if left untreated.

Medical research

Researchers find four new strains of adenovirus

Human adenovirus infections in Singapore and Malaysia have caused severe respiratory disease among children and adults in recent years, but scientists still don't know whether these outbreaks were caused by new or re-emerging ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DR Congo Ebola epidemic widens on eve of first anniversary

An Ebola epidemic in eastern DR Congo sharply widened Wednesday, the eve of the first anniversary of the outbreak, with one death and another diagnosis reported and the quarantining of 15 people in a previously unaffected ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Candida auris is a new drug-resistant fungus emerging globally

Early identification of Candida auris, a potentially deadly fungus that causes bloodstream and intra-abdominal infections, is the key to controlling its spread. Its emergence has highlighted gaps in fungal identification ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Major differences in the risk of transmission in measles outbreaks

Research that may come to affect contact tracing and infection control measures in future measles outbreaks has now been presented. A study of an outbreak of measles in Gothenburg, Sweden, a year ago shows large differences ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: GI, respiratory illnesses more likely in low-income children

(HealthDay)—Children from lower-income households are more likely to report recent childhood gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses but are less likely to miss any school days, according to research published in the ...

Dentistry

Making the case for fluoridated water

A recent University of Alaska study that found an increase in childhood dental decay in two cities that halted the use of fluoridated water demonstrates why this public health measure is needed, says Dean Cecile A. Feldman ...

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