Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heater-cooler devices blamed for global Mycobacterium chimaera outbreak

A global outbreak of Mycobacterium chimaera, an invasive, slow-growing bacterium, is linked to heater-cooler devices (HCD) used in cardiac surgery, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Victory against Ebola 'within our reach': new UN mission chief

Ending the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is a difficult task, but it is "within our reach", the UN's new mission chief on the disease said, warning that the world has no choice but to beat back the infection.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola special issue includes clinician primer

Accurate knowledge regarding Ebola is critical and pertinent for practicing physicians and clinicians given the current risk of hazardous global outbreak and epidemic. The Journal, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Saudi Arabia urges MERS precautions around camels

Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned those dealing with camels to take precautions as the number of infections in the kingdom from a respiratory illness linked to the animals rises further.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lebanon records first case of MERS virus

Lebanon has recorded its first case of the often-fatal Middle East respiratory virus, the Health Ministry said Friday.

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