Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

MERS virus discovered in bat near site of outbreak in Saudi Arabia

A 100% genetic match for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been discovered in an insect-eating bat in close proximity to the first known case of the disease in Saudi Arabia. The discovery points to the likely animal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New type of MRSA in hospitalized patients probably of animal origin

A distinctly new type of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that is not detected by traditional genetic screening methods has been discovered in patients in Irish hospitals according to research to be published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 cases detected early by wastewater screening

People infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are known to shed it in their stool, even if they aren't experiencing any symptoms. With that in mind, University of California San Diego School of Medicine ...

Pediatrics

Biosensors transform the diagnosis of infections in newborns

Sepsis refers to a systemic (body-wide) infection accompanied by inflammation. Newborn infants are particularly susceptible to developing sepsis, given their naïve and under-developed immune systems. The infant immune system ...

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