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Pet Store Puppies Linked To Bacterial Outbreak In 7 States; Know The Symptoms And How To Prevent Infection

Don’t let those puppy eyes fool you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday that it is launching an investigation on a multistate outbreak involving bacteria traced from puppies sold by national pet store chain Petland. Puppies from Petland were linked to 39 cases of Campylobacteriosis in seven states. Infections caused by Campylobacter, a bacteria that commonly ...

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Pet Store Puppies Linked To Bacterial Outbreak In 7 States; Know The Symptoms And How To Prevent Infection

Don’t let those puppy eyes fool you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday that it is launching an investigation on a multistate outbreak involving bacteria traced from puppies sold by national pet store chain Petland. Puppies from Petland were linked to 39 cases of Campylobacteriosis in seven states. Infections caused by Campylobacter, a bacteria that commonly ...

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Mom Gets Rare Flesh-Eating Bacterial Infection After Dipping Her Feet In Water At Myrtle Beach?

Bonita Fetterman is fighting for her life after simply dipping her feet into the ocean at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, according to her daughter. The mom was airlifted for emergency surgery after contracting both a rare and deadly flesh-eating infection, possibly in the Atlantic Ocean. Fetterman was staying at a Myrtle Beach vacation resort with her daughter before she was ...

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Deadly Fungal Infection: Candida Auris Sickens Dozens In U.S.

A deadly fungal infection, highly resistant to traditional drugs, has infected several dozen people in the United States since last summer. Known as Candida auris, the dangerous pathogen has been spreading worldwide since at least 2009. In a memo published in June 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned health practitioners about the deadly fungal infection. Candida ...

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HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Low, Infection Rates High Among Men

According to a press release summary of new research released by the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA), rates for the sexually transmitted disease Human papillomavirus (HPV) remain high among men and vaccination rates are low despite a vaccine being available. “Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a ...

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CRE Superbug Infection May Spread Quickly And Without Showing Symptoms

Known as carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE), this group of superbugs is spreading faster and more widely than previously predicted. While the bacteria infects just over 9,000 and kills about 600 people annually in the U.S., a new study revealed that they may be infecting many more without showing any symptoms. These particular superbugs are especially dangerous to humans. CREs have a ...

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Untreatable STDs: Three Common STDs Becoming Increasingly Antibiotic Resistant As Infection Rates Climb [Video]

Here in the U.S., we’ve heard a lot about antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, but the reality is that three common STDs are becoming increasingly untreatable, and that could be a big problem for a lot of people. That’s because the increasingly untreatable STDs plaguing the United States are also three of the most common infections in young adults, and infection rates ...

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Another Case Of Rare Fatal Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In South Carolina – Symptoms And How To Prevent Infection [Video]

About a month after a water park in North Carolina was shut down when a young woman was exposed to a brain-eating amoeba, another brain-eating amoeba has surfaced in South Carolina. 18-year-old Ohio resident Lauren Setz, who later died, was infected by the amoeba in June after she fell into the water while on a church rafting trip at the ...

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Lauren Seitz: Ohio Teen Dies Following Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection

A young woman from Franklin County, Ohio, died this week after being infected by the deadly brain-eating amoeba, medically known as the Naegleria fowleri. According to ABC News, the 18-year-old teenager died of a medical condition known as amebic meningoencephalitis caused by the deadly amoeba. A CBS News report has identified the deceased teen as Lauren Seitz. According to officials ...

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First Uterus Transplant In U.S. Fails Due To Common Yeast Infection

The first uterus transplant in the U.S. failed on February 24 after the uterus had been in place for about two weeks, and now the Cleveland Clinic knows why. According to Medical Daily, the Cleveland Clinic announced via a statement that 26-year-old Lindsey McFarland suffered a vaginal yeast infection and the uterus transplant failed. “Preliminary results suggest that the complication ...

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