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What Is This Brain-Eating Amoeba?


You must have heard about 2 people dying from a Brain Eating Amoeba after not properly using their netti pots recently. Naegleria fowleri  infection, as it is also called Brain Eating Amoeba, can lead to PAM amebic meningoencephalitis, an infection … Continue reading

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New Quicker Treatment for TB


The CDC announced today a new treatment for TB which takes one-third the time of current therapy. It also offers an effective treatment option for many patients at high risk for developing TB. Latent TB infections result from exposure to TB, … Continue reading

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Will Frogs Save Us From Antibiotic-Resistance Bacteria?


Chinese researchers have found that frogs have the ability to protect themselves from infection as they thrive in warm, wet environments – which are also breeding grounds for bacteria. Recently, research published in the Journal of Proteome Research shows that some kinds of a particularly … Continue reading

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Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Climb in New England


Legionnaires’ Disease is on the rise in New England.  Legionnaires’ is a severe form of pneumonia caused by infection usually acquired by inhaling the bacteria from water droplets emitted by cooling towers, whirlpool spas, showers, facets and other sources. Symptoms … Continue reading

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Bats and Rabies Threat


We have been reading lately of people being bitten by bats and bats carrying rabies. One or 2 people die each year in the United States from rabies. Rabies is a virus spread through the saliva of a rabid animal … Continue reading

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Nasal Spray Cause of Hospital Bacteria Outbreak


By Ken Buben, FancyScrubs.com Nasal Spray Cause of Latest Hospital Bacteria Outbreak A rare bacterial outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) identified contaminated nasal spray as the root cause of the infections, leading to a national recall of the product. … Continue reading

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