Tag Archives: Infection

New York resident dies of a rare tickborne disease that can cause fatal brain infection 

New York resident dies of a rare tickborne disease that can cause fatal brain infection A person in Hudson Valley, New York, has died from Powassan virus disease  The virus is carried by deer ticks, which are common in the Eastern US, and cases in humans are rarely reported but on the rise  In 2009… Read More »

Medical News Today: Hospital flies carry enough ‘bugs’ of their own to cause infection

In a new study, researchers collected flies and other flying insects from seven hospitals in the United Kingdom to analyze their potential for carrying harmful bacteria. The conclusion? These insects carry enough bacteria to cause infections — even some drug-resistant ones. Flies and other flying insects can bring very harmful bacteria into hospitals, new research… Read More »

Texas man contracts severe bacterial infection after dipping toes in water

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS BELOW  A Texas man said he knows “he’ll never be the same” after he contracted a potentially deadly bacterial infection from dipping his toes in the water. Adam Perez, who reportedly was homeless prior to the infection, said that so far he has required several surgeries and has lost most of the flesh on… Read More »

Candida auris infection

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Candida auris. www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/index.html. Updated April 30, 2019. Accessed May 6, 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Candida auris: A drug-resistant germ that spreads in healthcare facilities. www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/c-auris-drug-resistant.html. Updated: December 21, 2018. Accessed May 6, 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Candida auris colonization. www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/fact-sheets/c-auris-colonization.html.… Read More »

Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

A study finds that certain pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infection. The results may help improve the management of the condition and its symptoms. Clostridium difficile infection is relatively common and can be serious. Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health… Read More »