| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Estimated cases of infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, fell more than 30% in the U.S. between 2005 and 2011, suggesting that heightened efforts to combat the infections in hospitals had made a difference, researchers wrote...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Living by a hog farm or near crop fields fertilized with the animals' manure can raise your risk of getting a drug-resistant infection, a new study finds.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found a link in...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 8:00 AM
State regulators have cited a troubled Chicago facility for disabled children in yet another death, this one involving a 14-month-old girl.
Authorities concluded that staff at Alden Village North waited two days to contact the girl's doctor when test...
| Jul 24, 2013
A recent study of nearly 75,000 patients describes two simple techniques that decreased by more than a third the risk of patients developing a type of bacterial infection resistant to certain antibiotics.
In addition, the number of bloodstream...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 2:07 PM
PHOENIX, AZ. (KTLA) -- A new study on meat and poultry sold in grocery stores has revealed that Staphylococcus aureus is present in much of what is sold, with .
According to the results of the study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:25 AM
State health officials say today that lab tests confirm all four members of a Calvert County family striken with a severe respiratory illness in recent weeks had the H3N2 strain of influenza A, a strain of the flu that has been going around this season....
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Lou Ruth Blake was the family's matriarch who sang in the church choir and organized gospel shows. Lowell Frederick Blake liked to make people laugh. Venessa Marie Blake was the ardent churchgoer with a contagious smile.
All three family members died...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:09 PM
It's nearly spring, temperatures in the 70s, yet the flu waited until now to ramp up in Maryland, killing three members of a Calvert County family.
Usually, flu season strikes earlier. By this time last year, the flu had been widespread and had already...
| Jan 9, 2012
Only 20% of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to people who are sick with bacterial infections, such as ear and urinary tract infections and pneumonia. Most of the penicillin, tetracycline and other antibiotic drugs used in this country are given...
| Jan 13, 2012
He gets around, that George Washington.
Spit crisp and slick from the ATM, he slides in and out of wallets, waiters' aprons, beggars' coffee cups, deli cash registers, the pockets of teens' jeans.
Countless anonymous fingers have fondled that buck of...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 11:00 PM
Here’s something to think about when you go to the hospital: norovirus, a pathogen responsible for food poisoning and gasteroenteritis, causes more than 18 percent of all infection outbreaks and 65 percent of ward closures in U.S. hospitals,...