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Red Cross Promotes Prevention, Control of TB Along U.S. - Mexican Border
... who may have contracted tuberculosis (TB) from an infected
airplane passenger recently, the American Red Cross has been working for two years along the U.S. and Mexican border to prevent the spread of this particularly infectious disease. At a conference held in Matamoros, Mexico in May, senior representat...
Man Contracts Deadly Bird Flu Virus in Vietnam
...ietnam reported that a 30-year-old farmer had been infected
with the deadly bird flu virus, the country's first human case since November 2005. The victim was admitted to Bach Mai hospital in a critical condition but is now improving. Bird flu has hit 14 of Vietnam's 64 provinces. The government has calle...
AutoGenomics Addresses TB Crisis With a Genetic Drug Resistance Test
... flew on multiple airline flights and potentially infected
other passengers, the need for rapid identification of MTB and assessment of drug resistance is critical to control of the spread of the disease" said Dr. Nani Dattagupta, Chief Scientific Officer of AutoGenomics. "Management of this TB crisis" he ...
Anthrax Kills Six in Orissa
...Haribandhu Reddy told IANS. He said other people infected
with the disease were now out of danger as a team of doctors was camping in these two villages. Anthrax usually affects cattle but passes on to humans if they eat contaminated meat. The disease, if not diagnosed early, can be fatal....
Treatment Outcomes of Patients With HIV and Tuberculosis
...e treatment of TB do not distinguish between those infected
with the virus that causes AIDS and those who are uninfected in terms of the optimum length of treatment when using rifamycine. Standard 6-month therapy may be insufficient to prevent relapse in patients with HIV, said Dr. Nahid. The TB relapse r...
Crackdown on Dirty Hospitals in UK
...the cleanliness of wards, procedures for isolating infected
patients, hand washing and the cleaning of equipment. Any trust found in breach of the code will be required to implement an action plan or face a public reprimand. The Commission has a new legal power to issue improvement notices to hospital trusts ...
Scientists Discover How HIV Escapes Cells
...oits a pre-existing transport system to leave one infected
cell, and infect new ones. Published in Plos Bi...it now appears they rely on exosomes to get out of infected
cells and infect fresh cells. The researchers believe that drugs that interfere with exosome form...
Better Access to Testing Urgently Needed to Fight HIV in Asia-Pacific
...Asia-Pacific region's estimated 8.5 million people infected
with HIV are aware of their status, the United Nat... In 2006 alone, a million additional people were infected
with HIV and more than 500,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses, according to UN figures....
Humans Could Face Greater Bird Flu Risk, Indonesia Warns
...mans often live in close proximity. Contact with infected
birds is the most common form of transmission of the deadly virus to humans, experts say. Krisnamurthi cited a lack of public awareness as being among the main factors contributing to the spread of the virus, which has now reached all but two of In...
New Bacterium Discovered - Related to Cause of Trench Fever
... But genetic detective work revealed that she was infected
with a new bacterium that had never before been is...new paper. Koehler encountered her first patient infected
with Bartonella in 1987 during her first week of training in infectious diseases at the AIDS Clinic ...
New Insights into Antimalarial Drug Resistance
...it wont be poisoned by it. Eventually, however, an infected
person can die from cerebral hemorrhages or anemia that are consequences of red cell infection. Natural products such as quinine, extracted from the cinchona tree, and leaves from the artemisinin shrub were the only options available to treat the ...
Bird Flu Reappears in Malaysia
... department was alerted Sunday by the owner of the infected
chickens after about 60 of his birds died, said Kamarudin. Surveillance teams are being sent to surrounding areas to check for more virus outbreaks but none had so far been detected, he said. "We hope it will remain that way," Kamarudin said. T...
AIDS Incidence in India Far Lower Than Previously Estimated New Study
...t on the street outside a hospital to die, of five infected
children expelled from school, and of a woman beaten to death by her in-laws who feared she would infect the family....
WHO Cautions Against Spread of Drug-resistant Tuberculosis.
...s, said aWHO spokesperson. On average, a patient infected
with drug-resistant TB in 2004 is foundto show more resistant to drugs than a similar patient with thatdiagnosis in 1994, according to Dr Paul P Nunn, a TB expert with WHO.``It may reach a point we will have take a great effort to stop thespread of i...
New Bird Flu Case in Hong Kong
...d last week in the rural New Territories area, was infected
with the killer strain. They warned of personal ...he virus could have picked it up from contact with infected
flocks in mainland China, where it is believed the strain first mutated into a form deadly to humans...
First Case of West Nile Virus Death in Madison County
...uscle weakness. About 80 percent of people who are infected
with West Nile do not experience any symptoms, according to the CDC. Some experts blamed the West Nile spike on weather, saying last summer's heat wave may have contributed to mosquito breeding and activity. It was comparatively cool in 2004 and 20...
HIV and AIDS Pregnancies Considerably Reduced- South African Health Minister
...tment, care and support services for those who are infected
and affected," she said. Tshabalala-Msimang has long been at loggerheads with activists and doctors for her unorthodox views on HIV/AIDS. Her support of a nutrition-based approach to fighting the virus stands in contrast to mainstream scientific su...
Four Malaysians in Hospital for Bird Flu Checks
...o be categorised as cases that are suspected to be infected
with avian influenza,' he added. Kamarudin Mohammed Isa, head of disease control at the local Department of Veterinary Services, said tests had been conducted on chickens in the village of Seberang Takir, where the four people live, but no bird flu h...
Some Indonesian Fowl Not Showing Usual Bird Flu Symptoms
Some fowl infected
with bird flu in Indonesia appear healthy, making ...servations during 2007 we have found that chickens infected
by bird flu have not been showing the usual symptoms," Memed Zulkarnaen, director of the agriculture...
Armed Forces Enroll Wives in Fighting HIV/AIDS
...er your body in sufficient quantity for you to get infected
. That's another reason why it is almost impossible to get infected
with HIV from a barber's razor. Is it true most of the women infected
with HIV are prostitutes? Myth...
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