Health

Many immunosuppressed persons join in hurricane cleanup

(HealthDay)—About half of immunosuppressed persons reported participating in cleanup activities following Hurricane Harvey, and less than half of those who performed heavy cleanup reported wearing a respirator, according ...

Health

Testing solutions to overheating in hazmat suits

In 2015, health care workers in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone, contacted a Stanford research team regarding their work on how people regulate body temperature. They were hoping for a solution to the debilitating heat inside the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common viruses prove dangerous in long-term care facility

A widespread outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) at a long-term dementia care ward infected 73 percent of patients, demonstrating the serious challenges in mitigating the spread ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infection control measures established for Ebola care

(HealthDay)—Infection control measures have been developed to strengthen hospitals' capacity for safely diagnosing and treating patients with Ebola virus disease (EVD), according to a review published online May 10 in the ...

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