Cold, Flu, and Sinus
You've got a stuffy nose, a sore throat, and a pounding headache, but how do you know if it's a cold or the flu?
Cold, Flu, and Sinus News
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday. In one case, two New Jersey patients (one of them had hepatitis C) received an injection of the [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ticks in the northeastern United States are showing up earlier in the spring and expanding their range because of warmer temperatures over the past two decades, experts say. Although the Northeast is currently contending with record-breaking cold, the trend over the past 19 years has been [...]
FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Airport screenings for infectious diseases often miss 50 percent or more of sick travelers, mostly because people do not tell the truth about their exposure to illnesses, a new study suggests. “Honest reporting can not only improve on-site detection, but is essential to enable authorities to follow up with travelers [...]
Almost half a million Americans were infected with the bacteria Clostridium difficile in 2011, and 29,000 died within a month of diagnosis, U.S. health officials report.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu vaccine is even more disappointing than previously reported, showing just 18 percent effectiveness against the dominant H3N2 strain of flu, health officials reported Thursday. That’s a drop from the 23 percent protection level estimated for the flu shot earlier in the season, said [...]