Infectious Diseases : Health & Medical
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria is so common that it can be found in the noses or on the skin of 3 of 10 people at a given time. This is usually not dangerous though, since cuts and other wounds are the entrance by which they tend to successfully infect the body. This is why staph infections are of
This study examines characteristics of patients with coccidioidomycosis with hopes to better guide diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
Early on in the pandemic H1N1 outbreak, children were largely responsible for household transmission of the virus.
Yeast infections during menstruation can be messy and uncomfortable. With embarrassing symptoms such as itching, burning and rash, yeast infections can also create an uncomfortable discharge. This discharge can add to the discomfort of regular menstrual bleeding. If you have a yeast infection, you m
Staph infections, also known as Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacterium that has become resistant to many antibiotics. For some people staph infections will just cause a very minimal skin infection. However, the super bug can also cause a great deal of harm, including amputation and even death, when i
This article introduces a simple risk score which identifies hospitalized pneumonia patients at low risk for MRSA.
Large-scale, highly fatal epidemics of anthrax may occur under unusual but natural circumstances.
Every woman (and a few men) will experience at least one yeast infection in their lifetime. Yeast infections are caused by the overgrowth of a fungus that lives inside our bodies. The severity of symptoms varies, but most infections include a vaginal discharge, itchiness and tenderness. There are se
Although scientists have a plethora of information on the Alpha-hemolytic strains of Streptococcus, they have done comparatively little research for the less common Beta-hemolytic strains of the disease. While these strains affect human beings less frequently than other strains, some of them--notabl
Learn about a diagnostic test for schistosomiasis and what steps are required for accuracy.
COPD is an acronym for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD may result from bronchitis. Bronchitis is often the result of a bacterial infection. COPD causes damage to the bronchial airways. This damage impairs the ability of the lungs to properly exchange carbon dioxide and oxygen. COPD can r