Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - October 2007

Date Title Comments Rating
2007-10-31 World Food Programme aims to raise $103M for program in Malawi to help people affected by HIV/AIDS, natural disasters 0 None
2007-10-31 HIV arrived in U.S. from Haiti 10 years earlier than previously believed 0 None
2007-10-31 POZ examines HIV/AIDS in U.S. south 0 None
2007-10-31 Novel strategy to inactivate encephalitis virus 0 None
2007-10-31 Somalia experiencing huge increase in cases of visceral leishmaniasis 0 None
2007-10-31 Mass drug treatment for elephantiasis is affordable compared with other public health programs 0 None
2007-10-31 Cause of leptospirosis outbreak in Thailand discovered 1 None
2007-10-31 New tool to combat MRSA infections in hospitals 0 None
2007-10-30 Some HIV-positive people taking longer to initiate treatment 0 None
2007-10-30 Clinton signs pledge to commit to fight against HIV/AIDS 0 None
2007-10-30 Zimbabwe shifts from voluntary HIV testing to provider-initiated testing in response to epidemic 0 None
2007-10-30 Guyana launches project aimed at reducing spread of HIV, improving treatment, prevention among prison inmates 0 None
2007-10-30 Hopkins project asks public help to send vital family planning information overseas 0 None
2007-10-30 AIDS first came to the U.S. from Haiti almost 40 years ago 0 None
2007-10-29 Lessons learned from Marburg and Ebola outbreaks 0 None
2007-10-29 Southern Africa Litigation Centre launches HIV/AIDS program 0 None
2007-10-29 HIV vaccine trial volunteers asked to undergo testing to determine whether they are at increased risk of HIV 0 None
2007-10-29 Zimbabwe in line to reach antiretroviral treatment target, health official says 0 None
2007-10-29 One-third of people with TB in U.S. unaware of HIV status 0 None
2007-10-29 New Zealand's influenza pandemic preparedness report released 0 None
2007-10-29 Homelessness increases risk of infection for injecting drug users 0 None
2007-10-29 Pregnant women with bird flu pass it on to their unborn 0 None
2007-10-29 Canadian beef the culprit in E.coli outbreaks in U.S. and Canada 0 None
2007-10-29 Whole parasite malaria vaccine to be manufactured for clinical trials 0 None
2007-10-28 New model of HIV dynamics 0 None
2007-10-25 Research sheds new light on how diseases jump across species 0 None
2007-10-25 5% of MRSA patients in U.S. died 0 None
2007-10-24 Specialists in infectious disease and global health convene at Philadelphia meeting 0 None
2007-10-24 Johns Hopkins details scientific breakthroughs in malaria prevention and treatment 0 None
2007-10-24 Large avian flu outbreaks more likely to involve duck meat industry 0 None
2007-10-24 HIV combination antiretroviral drug therapy key to saving the lives of African children 0 None
2007-10-24 Another bird flu death in Indonesia 0 None
2007-10-24 Surge in E. coli food contamination recalls prompts aggressive action 0 None
2007-10-24 In the event of a bird flu pandemic more vaccine will be ready 0 None
2007-10-24 New flu pandemic plans for U.S. 0 None
2007-10-22 Anti-tuberculosis program in South Africa may have inadvertently helped create new strain of XDR TB 0 None
2007-10-22 Critical need for earlier diagnosis and referral of HIV-infected children in Africa 0 None
2007-10-22 HIV is spread most by people with medium levels of HIV in blood 0 None
2007-10-22 High-risk individuals less likely to follow through on HIV testing plans 0 None
2007-10-22 Hand hygiene initiative aims to decrease healthcare-associated infection in developing countries 0 None
2007-10-22 Good outcomes possible for HIV-infected children in Africa enrolled in pediatric treatment programs 0 None
2007-10-22 Free medications ensure anti-HIV drugs are taken in Africa 0 None
2007-10-22 Fight against HIV needs local scientists 0 None
2007-10-22 Parents panic over MRSA 0 None
2007-10-19 West Nile virus' spread through nerve cells linked to serious complication 0 None
2007-10-19 Effective vaccine against malaria a very real possibility 0 None
2007-10-19 19,000 Americans died in 2005 from MRSA 0 None
2007-10-18 MRSA superbug a bigger killer than AIDS 0 5
2007-10-17 Interventions for the interruption or reduction of the spread of respiratory viruses 0 None
2007-10-17 Technology to beat superbugs wins major funding 0 None
2007-10-17 Breakbone fever a growing public health threat 0 None
2007-10-17 Home-based HIV voluntary counseling and testing in developing countries 0 None
2007-10-17 One-third of patients receiving HIV medication in Africa don't continue treatment 0 None
2007-10-17 MRSA infection appears more widespread than previously thought 0 None
2007-10-17 Dengue fever rife in the Caribbean and Latin America 0 None
2007-10-16 Hospital chairman quits over superbug scandal 0 None
2007-10-15 Quick new method nails adenoviruses in 48 hours 0 None
2007-10-12 World Bank updates on malaria situation in Africa 0 None
2007-10-12 Male sex tourists may be fueling an HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean 0 None
2007-10-10 Report looks at border control in a flu pandemic 0 None
2007-10-10 TB man forcibly detained in British hospital 0 None
2007-10-10 Routine HIV testing may violate many state laws 0 None
2007-10-09 TB patient jailed in the U.S flees 'abuse' for safety of Russia 0 None
2007-10-08 Joint effort means 750,000 of the world's poor will have acess to TB drugs 0 None
2007-10-08 Latest death in Indonesia from bird flu takes toll up to 87 0 None
2007-10-08 British man in coma after being bitten by mosquito in the U.S. 0 5
2007-10-08 Reservoir of Marburg virus identified in a species of fruit bat 0 None
2007-10-08 Malaria remains formidable challenge in the Americas 0 None
2007-10-08 Call for new efforts to bolster disease surveillance in the Americas 0 None
2007-10-07 Brain eating amoeba in lake kills sixth victim 1 None
2007-10-07 Worrying bird flu mutations 0 None
2007-10-04 40,000 computers used to tackle bird flu in search for new anti-viral drug discoveries 0 None
2007-10-04 Gates Foundation leads the charge against tuberculosis with Northeastern University 0 None
2007-10-04 AIDS Healthcare Foundation's innovative "Stay Negative" campaign successfully breaks through to target audience 0 5
2007-10-04 Bird flu on Saskatchewan farm results in culling of 50,000 chickens 0 None
2007-10-04 Choosing the best treatment for disease 0 None
2007-10-04 Learning from the Toronto SARS outbreak 0 None
2007-10-03 Potential new drugs for tropical disease leishmaniasis 0 None
2007-10-02 Mozambique Archbishop Chimoio's comments claiming European-made condoms, antiretrovirals deliberately tainted with HIV, baseless 0 None
2007-10-02 Irish Government launches program to provide life insurance to people with HIV, Hep C through contaminated blood products 0 None
2007-10-02 Judge acquits Canadian doctors, U.S. drug company in tainted blood case 0 None
2007-10-02 Washington, D.C., community groups return 70,000 condoms given away in program to reduce STIs 0 None
2007-10-02 Officials say, although China has low HIV prevalence, situation serious in some provinces affected by drug trafficking, illegal blood donations 0 None
2007-10-02 Prisons in Maryland have highest percentage of AIDS cases nationwide 0 None
2007-10-02 Breast health and cancer prevention tips for women and men 0 5
2007-10-02 Rubella elimination advancing in the Americas 0 None
2007-10-02 Winning the battle against deadly Ebola 0 None
2007-10-02 Another bird flu victim in Indonesia takes the death toll to 86 0 None
2007-10-02 Million of pounds of frozen ground beef contaminated with E.coli 0 None
2007-10-02 New way to fight hepatitis B 0 None
2007-10-02 Factor MIF a potential target for West Nile virus 0 None
2007-10-01 Majority of Europeans with hepatitis C remain undiagnosed 1 None
2007-10-01 H5N1 able to pass through placenta to fetus and infect organs other than lungs in adults 0 None


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