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2 Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill
Two Florida hospital workers who helped treat a man with the second diagnosed case of MERS in the United States have developed respiratory symptoms, according to published reports.

About Pediatrics: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Learn about the symptoms and treatments of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which can classically include fever, headache, vomiting, and a characteristic rash that usually begins on a child's wrists and ankles.

Acute Rhinosinusitis Empiric Therapy: Empiric Therapy Regimens
Empiric management of a patient presenting with signs and symptoms of acute rhinosinusitis is discussed below, with a focus on supportive therapy, indications for and choice of antimicrobials, and special circumstances related to the pediatric patient, penicillin-allergic patient, risk for antibiotic resistance, failure of initial therapy, an...

Acute Rhinosinusitis Organism-Specific Therapy: Specific Organisms and Therapeut
Acute rhinosinusitis may be defined as inflammation of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses lasting for less than 4 weeks. It is a common ailment encountered in the outpatient setting, affecting close to 35 million people annually.

Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkey Trial
A vaccine made with a component of the bacteria that causes anthrax protected monkeys from the deadly infection in a preliminary trial.

Bacterial Meningitis Empiric Therapy: Empiric Therapy Regimens
Empiric therapeutic regimens for bacterial meningitis are presented below based on patient population. All drugs should be administered intravenously IV.

Bacterial Meningitis Organism-Specific Therapy: Specific Organisms and Therapeut
Organ-specific therapeutic regimens for bacterial meningitis are outlined below, including those for Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, Listeria monocytogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Enterobacteriaceae organisms, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Streptococcus pneumoniae Penicillin sensitivity: Penicilli...

Description of the disease and information on the diagnostic tests available.

Bartonella and Cat Scratch Disease
Information on this disease which affects both humans and cats and is caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae.

Blood Infections in ICU Cut With Simple Measures
The use of antibacterial soap and ointment on all intensive care patients led to a significant reduction in bloodstream infections, a new study shows.

CDC Monitors Lab Worker for Possible Ebola Exposure
A lab technician with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to the Ebola virus in an agency laboratory in Atlanta earlier this week.

CDC Travelers' Health Information on Leptospirosis
Includes risk for travelers, cause, prevention, and treatment.

CDC Travelers' Health: Rickettsial and Related Infections
Information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on spotted and typhus fevers, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis, their transmission, occurrence and risk for travellers.

CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika
The federal government is basically out of money to fight the Zika virus, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

CDC: Q Fever Caused by Coxiella burnetii
Includes cause, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and significance in bioterrorism.

CDC: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Detailed information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

California Encephalitis: Background, Etiology, Epidemiology
California encephalitis is an arbovirus-induced, arthropod-borne encephalitis or encephalomeningitis. The virus is transmitted to humans through a mosquito bite.

Catheter-Related Urinary Tract Infection: Transmission and Pathogens, Guidelines
Catheter-related urinary tract infection UTI occurs because urethral catheters inoculate organisms into the bladder and promote colonization by providing a surface for bacterial adhesion and causing mucosal irritation. The presence of a urinary catheter is the most important risk factor for bacteriuria.

Cellphones in Britain Contaminated
Get the facts on infectious disease types, causes, prevention, and treatment, and learn how they spread. Plus, read the latest news on emerging infectious diseases like MRSA, E. coli, flu, and hepatitis.

Cervicitis: Background, Etiology, Epidemiology
Cervicitis is an inflammation of the uterine cervix, characteristically diagnosed by: 1 a visible, purulent or mucopurulent endocervical exudate in the endocervical canal or on an endocervical swab specimen and/or 2 sustained, easily induced endocervical bleeding when a cotton swab is gently passed through the cervical os. A normal cervix...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Background, Pathophysiology, Etiology
Chronic fatigue syndrome CFS is a disorder characterized by a state of chronic fatigue that persists for more than 6 months, has no clear cause, and is accompanied by cognitive difficulties. CSF was initially termed encephalomyalgia or myalgic encephalomyelitis because British clinicians noted that the essential clinical features of CFS ...

Chronic Rhinosinusitis Empiric Therapy: Empiric Therapeutic Regimens
The goal of antimicrobial therapy for chronic rhinosinusitis CRS is to promote sinus drainage, reduce chronic inflammation, and eradicate infecting pathogens. A comprehensive approach using topical or oral glucocorticoids, antibiotics, and nasal irrigation is beneficial in the treatment of CRS.

Chronic Rhinosinusitis Organism-Specific Therapy: Specific Organisms and Therape
The goal of antimicrobial therapy is to promote sinus drainage, reduce chronic inflammation, and eradicate infecting pathogens. A comprehensive approach using topical or oral glucocorticoids, antibiotics, and nasal irrigation is beneficial in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis.

Chronic Sinusitis: Background, Anatomy, Pathophysiology
Chronic sinusitis is one of the more prevalent chronic illnesses in the United States, affecting persons of all age groups see Epidemiology. It is an inflammatory process that involves the paranasal sinuses and persists for 12 weeks or longer see Pathophysiology.

Common Organisms by Patient Population in Bacterial Meningitis: Bacterial Pathog
Table. Bacterial Pathogens and Risk or Predisposing Factors Risk and/or Predisposing Factor Bacterial Pathogen Age 18-50 y Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis Age >50 y S pneumoniae, N meningitidis, Listeria monocytogenes, aerobic gram-negative bacilli Immunocompromised state S pneumoniae, N meningitidis, L monocytogenes, a...

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