How Is The Zika Virus Really Spreading

Health authorities in Utah are investigating a unique case of Zika found in a person who had been caring for a relative who had an unusually high level of the virus in his blood. The elderly relative who died after contracting Zika abroad had amounts of the virus in his blood more than 100,000 times […]

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Patient Transmits Zika To Caregiver

Zika Mystery: Elderly Patient Transmits Virus to Caregiver An elderly Zika patient in Utah has now been diagnosed with the disease, leaving health officials stumped about how the virus was transmitted from patient to caregiver. The Utah Department of Health said they do not know how the caregiver could have been infected with the Zika […]

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Gonorrhea may become untreatable

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the wily Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria may be developing resistance to the only two antibiotics left that can cure the sexually transmitted disease. The drugs, azithromycin and ceftriaxone, are used in combination to treat gonorrhea, a strategy experts hope will prolong the period during which these […]

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Superbug E. Coli Found For 2nd Time In The US

Superbug E. Coli Found for Just Second Time in US For just the second time in the U.S., researchers have found evidence of E. coli bacteria that are genetically resistant to a last-resort antibiotic, according to a report published today in the medical journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The superbug has a gene that makes […]

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Syphilis Treatment

Syphilis – 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines Penicillin G, administered parenterally, is the preferred drug for treating persons in all stages of syphilis. The preparation used (i.e., benzathine, aqueous procaine, or aqueous crystalline), dosage, and length of treatment depend on the stage and clinical manifestations of the disease. Treatment for late latent syphilis and tertiary syphilis […]

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Syphilis Symptoms

  What are the symptoms of syphilis? Syphilis can be kind of confusing because there are a few different stages, and they can overlap or happen around the same time. And there may be times when you have no symptoms at all — but the infection will still be there until you get it treated. […]

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Syphilis An STD On The Rise

This year, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended screening high-risk people for syphilis every three months. The disease is curable with antibiotics, but it’s a bit of a secret agent, transmissible through almost every sexual means and erupting as a tiny lesion about a month after exposure. At various stages of the infection, it […]

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What Is The Brain Eating Amoeba

Brain-Eating Amoeba (Naegleria Fowleri): Causes and Symptoms Amoebas are single-celled organisms. The so-called brain-eating amoeba is a species discovered in 1965. It’s formal name is Naegleria fowleri. Although first identified in Australia, this amoeba is believed to have evolved in the U.S. There are several species of Naegleria but only the fowleri species causes human […]

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What Is An Amoeba

Amoeba falls into the class Lobezea of the Protozoa phylum. The Lobezea are organisms which move with the help of pseudopodia. Reproduction is by binary fission. The production of a cyst is one of the stages in the life cycle. Among the pathogenic species for man is the Entamoeba histolytica. The causative agent of human […]

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