Infectious DiseaseInfo Center
A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Cholera Go Down
Researchers in Central Florida have developed a fast, inexpensive detection tool for cholera, a bacterial disease that infects millions of people worldwide.
Tonsil Removal May Affect Breathing
Sleep studies are being used to study children who have undergone tonsil and adenoid removal surgery to detect possible respiratory complications.
HPV's Death-Defying Devices
Scientists have unraveled the two deadly weapons that make the human papillomavirus (HPV) able to lie dormant in the body for years, leading to chronic infection and even cancer.
A Better Future
A three-drug preventative treatment proves effective in reducing transmission of HIV from breastfeeding, according to a recent study by the World Health Organization in Africa.
TB and HIV: Partners in Crime
A recent study shows that a majority of tuberculosis cases in HIV-infected patients are going undiagnosed in rural African populations with minimal health resources.
Flu Sweeps the Nation
Nationwide flu hospitalizations among older US adults peak first in western states such as California, Utah and Nevada and last of all in eastern New England states like New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine.
Complications of Chlamydia
A new study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh establishes a link between chlamydia and ectopic pregnancy.
A Little Privacy, Please
McGill University of Montreal has found that patients in private room intensive care are less likely to develop infections than those in multi-bed intensive care units.
Lacking Quality Evidence
Health care professionals base much of their work on practice guidelines issued by experts. New research shows that this might be problematic.
May I Have This Dance?
Mayo Clinic researchers describe how the body becomes infected by the measles virus, one of the leading causes of death among children around the world.