Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pakistan study blames HIV outbreak in kids on bad healthcare

A group of Pakistani doctors blames a recent outbreak of HIV among children in a southern city on poor healthcare practices such as using dirty needles and contaminated blood, according to a statement released Friday.

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Hospital disinfectants struggling to kill C. diff bacteria colonies

The deadly and notoriously stubborn superbug, Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), is putting up a winning fight against hospital-grade disinfectants meant to kill it, according to results of a new study published in the Antimicrobial ...

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Mumps outbreaks hitting U.S. migrant detention centers

(HealthDay)—A new government report finds more than 900 cases of dangerous and highly contagious mumps have occurred at 57 U.S. migrant detention facilities over the past year, with nearly half of cases occurring in Texas.

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'Brain fever' death toll passes 150 in Indian state

The death toll from a brain disease that has stricken children in India's Bihar state rose above 150 on Monday as a court ordered an investigation into the crisis.

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Death toll in Indian encephalitis outbreak rises to 152

India's Supreme Court on Monday directed state and national authorities to file reports to the court on an encephalitis outbreak in the eastern state of Bihar this month in which 152 children have died.

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