infections

Fears of a possible recent rise in Strep A infections in the US amid UK outbreak

Fears of possible recent increase in Strep A infections in the US amid UK outbreak

Sign up to our Evening Headlines email for your daily guide to the latest news Sign up for our free US Evening Headlines email OIt started as a common bacterial infection that ended with the deaths of fifteen children infected with Strep A in Britain. Health authorities have issued a warning to parents in the …

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Fears of a possible recent rise in Strep A infections in the US amid UK outbreak

Fears of a possible recent rise in Strep A infections in the US amid UK outbreak

Sign up to our Evening Headlines email for your daily guide to the latest news Sign up for our free US Evening Headlines email OIt started as a common bacterial infection that ended with the deaths of fifteen children infected with Strep A in Britain. Health authorities have issued a warning to parents in the …

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Fears of a possible recent rise in Strep A infections in the US amid UK outbreak

Fears of a possible recent rise in Strep A infections in the US amid UK outbreak

Sign up to our Evening Headlines email for your daily guide to the latest news Sign up for our free US Evening Headlines email OIt started as a common bacterial infection that ended with the deaths of fifteen children infected with Strep A in Britain. Health authorities have issued a warning to parents in the …

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In the UK, children are dying from invasive Strep A infections. Here's what you need to know.

In the UK, children are dying from invasive Strep A infections. Here’s what you need to know.

Eight children in the UK have died from a rare and invasive form of a common bacterial infection, according to health agencies, alarming doctors and parents. Bacteria, called group A streptococcusare best known for causing strep throat. These bacteria do not always cause infections. In fact, they can live in your throat and on your …

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UK health officials warn parents to be vigilant after 6 child deaths linked to Strep A infections

UK health officials warn parents to be vigilant after 6 child deaths linked to Strep A infections

Strep A – or group A strep (GAS) – is a bacterial infection of the throat or skin, which usually occurs during the winter months. Half Point Images | time | Getty Images UK health officials are warning parents to be vigilant after a recent spate of serious Strep A infections led to the deaths …

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Histoplasma Fungal Spread

National problem: serious lung infections caused by soil fungi

The Histoplasma fungus, which causes lung infections, was concentrated in the Midwest in the 1950s and 1960s (top map), but now causes significant disease across much of the country (bottom). Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the three main types of soil fungi that cause lung infections have …

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Multnomah County health officials urge many families to reconsider Thanksgiving as RSV infections rise

Multnomah County health officials urge many families to reconsider Thanksgiving as RSV infections rise

Multnomah County health officials recommend families with children 3 and under consider skipping Thanksgiving gatherings. They say anyone who feels sick, anyone whose health is fragile and anyone who is elderly should also consider making other plans to prevent the spread of RSV, a respiratory disease. The current surge is “a spike that hasn’t been …

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