Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - May 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-05-31 African HIV subtypes identified in Minnesota 0 None
2005-05-31 Indonesia vaccinates millions against polio 0 None
2005-05-31 Over 3,000 lives lost because of blood bungle by Canadian Red Cross 0 None
2005-05-31 1980's brain surgery may have exposed 50 patients to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease 0 None
2005-05-31 West Nile virus more of a threat than previously thought 0 None
2005-05-31 Health ministry warns against encephalitis vaccine 0 None
2005-05-30 Health officials out to zap mozzies before the peak season 0 None
2005-05-30 Sickle cell protects against malari 0 None
2005-05-29 A sudden increase in the number of British cases of Lyme disease 0 None
2005-05-29 Doubts cast over India's AIDS figures 0 None
2005-05-29 Mosquitoes in Missouri test positive for West Nile virus 0 None
2005-05-26 Bill Clinton urges U.S. drug companies to be more flexible on generic drugs 0 None
2005-05-26 Long-term perspective on the detection and identification of infectious diseases 0 None
2005-05-26 Clinton Foundation aims to treat two million people with HIV in India by 2008 0 None
2005-05-26 Arizona secures $800,000 to fight West Nile virus 0 None
2005-05-26 China's bird flu vaccine already on trial amid forecasts of disaster 0 None
2005-05-26 Scientists renew warnings over a bird flu pandemic 0 None
2005-05-25 Immediate treatment after suspected HIV transmission may do more harm than good 0 None
2005-05-25 India says HIV infections' on the decrease 0 None
2005-05-24 Six deaths in transplant patients now linked to rodent virus 0 None
2005-05-24 Virus from rodents kills three transplant recipients 0 None
2005-05-24 China vaccinates 3 million farmyard birds in avian flu fear 0 None
2005-05-24 New WHO rules mean countries could face quarantine in bid to beat killer epidemics 0 None
2005-05-23 New regulations to tackle disease outbreaks given the red light by the WHO 0 None
2005-05-23 Vietnam reports another bird flu death 0 None
2005-05-22 Decision to destroy remaining stocks of the smallpox virus has again been postponed 0 None
2005-05-22 WHO says world must prepare for bird flu pandemic 0 None
2005-05-20 WHO warns of threat of bird flu pandemic 0 None
2005-05-20 Infants with Krabbe disease saved by cord blood stem cells 0 None
2005-05-19 Human cells can silence an essential part of HIV's genetic make-up 0 None
2005-05-19 Premature use of stem cell therapy could put patients at risk 0 None
2005-05-19 World Bank and IMF preventing transfer of foreign aid to HIV/AIDS programmes 0 None
2005-05-18 Bird flu pandemic a real possibilty 0 None
2005-05-18 UN wants ban on creation of smallpox virus in labs 0 None
2005-05-18 Fourth case of hantavirus in Alberta raises concern 0 None
2005-05-18 Global project to combat parasites that cause cancer and infection in millions 0 None
2005-05-18 New combination vaccine effective against plague 0 None
2005-05-18 World Health Assembly hears warning on avian influenza threat 0 None
2005-05-17 HIV/AIDS is the biggest killers in every South African province except the Western Cape 0 None
2005-05-16 The Gates Foundation approach to the world's health problems has its critics 0 None
2005-05-16 Two new retroviruses among central Africans who hunt nonhuman primates 0 None
2005-05-15 Polio vaccination launched despite objection from religious group 0 None
2005-05-12 Mystery respiratory disease sweeping through greyhound population 0 None
2005-05-11 Lack of samples slows bird flu fight 0 None
2005-05-11 Hong Kong looks at relationship between climatic factors and infectious diseases 0 None
2005-05-11 Six million doses of polio vaccine shipped to Yemen 0 None
2005-05-11 West Nile virus alert in California 0 None
2005-05-10 Cholera outbreak on African island Sao Tome - U.N. rushes in aid 0 None
2005-05-10 Earlier treatment of perinatal HIV associated with decreased HIV progression 0 None
2005-05-10 Researchers test vaccine to prevent dangerous Staphylococcal infections 0 None
2005-05-10 Australia helps stop Polio spread in Indonesia 0 None
2005-05-09 As science gets wiser, so do the bugs 0 None
2005-05-08 Concern over outbreak of chronic wasting disease in deer 0 None
2005-05-08 Squeeze of lemon and raw garlic all you need to fight AIDS!!!! 0 1
2005-05-08 Smallpox-free for 25 years 0 None
2005-05-08 15 die in India in latest meningitis outbreak 0 None
2005-05-05 Salmonella now linked to pet rodents 0 None
2005-05-05 Global epidemic of avian flu - Governments bury their heads 0 None
2005-05-05 Two more Polio cases reported in Indonesia 0 None
2005-05-04 Malaria still biggest killer of children in Africa 0 None
2005-05-04 Polio threat originates in Nigeria 2 years after it was banished in most countries 0 None
2005-05-04 WHO’s goal to provide life-long antiretroviral therapy to 3 million people with HIV/AIDS at risk of failing 0 None
2005-05-04 Nephrogenic Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuresis - a new genetic disease 0 None
2005-05-04 Study reveals new approach to Huntington's disease 0 None
2005-05-04 War on AIDS needs food 0 None
2005-05-04 Second polio case reported in Indonesia 0 None
2005-05-04 Polio strikes Indonesia 0 None
2005-05-03 Polio alert after Indonesian child is stricken 0 None
2005-05-03 Too early to say if Roll Back Malaria initiative is working 0 None
2005-05-02 Intriguing new data on the spread of the Lyme disease bacteria through the blood stream 0 None
2005-05-02 Marburg virus - 275 confirmed cases 0 None
2005-05-02 Avian flu pandemic a very real threat 0 None
2005-05-01 More repellents recommended in the fight against West Nile Virus 0 None
2005-05-01 19 primary schoolchildren on HIV drugs after prank with needle 0 None
2005-05-01 Schistosomiasis has a greater effect than previosly thought 0 None


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