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How to Treat Staph Skin Irritation

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

Serologic Evidence for West Nile Virus Infection

As part of an investigation of an encephalitis outbreak in New York City, we sampled 430 birds, representing 18 species in four orders, during September 13-23, 1999, in Queens and surrounding counties.

How to Treat Yeast Infections During Menstruation

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

About Staph Infections

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

Home Remedies to Soothe Yeast Infections

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

Can mold make me sick?

What can mold do? Most mold causes no problems, but sometimes Aspergillus does

Age and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

The epidemic of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in Great Britain is now thought to be caused by the same prion responsible for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle.

Information on Beta Strep Group C

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

COPD Bacterial Infection Symptoms

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