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Cryptosporidiosis

Increase In Cryptosporidiosis From 2007 To 2019

Cryptosporidiosis is caused by Cryptosporidium parasite, a profuse, watery diarrhea that can last up to 3 weeks; in immuno-competent patients and can lead to life-threatening malnutrition and wasting in immuno-compromised patients. Fecal-oral transmission can occur by ingestion of contaminated recreational water; drinking water, or food, or through contact with infected persons or animals. For the…

Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools Could Be Breeding Grounds For Diarrhea-Causing Germs

Swimming Pools; Summers get along best with swimming pools, spas and other water play areas. The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) USA has warned that these pools could be the focal point of spread of certain bacteria, parasites and virsues. The CDC page lists some of the common do’s and don’t’s regarding using pools…

Infections

Reducing Infections Improves Patieny Care, Cuts Costs

Infections; patient safety is the primary objective of infection prevention but infection preventionists in a Syracuse healthcare system; but demonstrate how to make the business case for investing in protocols that save both money and lives; according to intervention outcomes; but presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control…

Bacterial infections

Bacterial Infections Can be Treated By New Phage Therapy

Bacterial Infections; Green turtles are endanger marine herbivorous hindgut fermenters; but that contribute to a variety of marine ecosystems. Debilitate turtles are often rehabilitate in turtle hospitals. Since accurate diagnosis of disease is difficult, broad‐spectrum antibiotics are routinely use as a general treatment; but potentially causing collateral damage to the gut microbiome of the patient.…

Flavivirus Infection

The Effective Treatments And Prevention Of Flavivirus Infection

Flavivirus Infection; A new article published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology shows that research built around human-mimetic tools are more likely to succeed in the search for effective treatments and prevention of flavivirus infection as compared to research using monkeys or other animals as laboratory models. The study, led by Dr.…

Cause Of Diarrhea

Accelerating The Efforts To Treat Common Cause Of Diarrhea

Diarrhea; One of the most common causes of diarrhea worldwide accounting for millions of cases; and tens of thousands of deaths, mostly of small children is the parasite Cryptosporidium. Doctors can treat children with Cryptosporidium for dehydration, but unlike many other causes of diarrhea; there are no drugs to kill the parasite or vaccines to prevent infection. But…

Brain parasite

Parasite Invades Host Cell, Maintains Steady Nutrient Supply

Parasite; A team of researchers has found that a dangerous type of parasite that affects the brain; but maintains a stable supply of essential nutrients as it replicates in the host cell. In an unexpected turn of events, the body itself delivers food to the harmful predator. The researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine…

Gut bacteria chronic pain

Gut Bacteria Might Be Responsible For The Chronic Pain

Gut Bacteria; Scientists have found a correlation between a disease involving chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome. Fibromyalgia affects 2-4% of the population and has no known cure. Symptoms include fatigue, impaired sleep and cognitive difficulties; but the disease is most clearly characterizing widespread chronic pain. In a paper published today in the…

Lyme Disease

Breakthrough Cellular Component Contributing Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease; Virginia Tech biochemist Brandon Jutras has discovered the cellular component that contributes to Lyme arthritis; a debilitating and extremely painful condition that is the most common late stage symptom of Lyme disease. But Jutras found that as the Lyme-causing bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi multiplies; it sheds a cellular component called peptidoglycan that elicits a…

Gut Microbes

Gut Microbes Might Digest The Medication

Gut Microbes; the first time Vayu Maini Rekdal manipulated microbes, he made a decent sourdough bread. At the time, young Maini Rekdal, and most people who head to the kitchen to whip up a salad dressing; pop popcorn, ferment vegetables, or caramelize onions; did not consider the crucial chemical reactions behind these concoctions. Even more…

Diabetic Wounds

Microbiota of Diabetic Wounds Linked to Healing Outcomes

Diabetic Wounds; different strains of bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes and therapeutic efficacy, researchers report. Microbial colonization, bio-film formation, and infection are thought to impair healing of diabetic foot ulcers and contribute to severe complications. But the significance of microbial load and diversity and the role of specific microorganisms; in…

Restless Legs Syndrome

Link Between Gut Bacteria And Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome; But preliminary research suggests an association between small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and restless legs syndrome (RLS), supporting emerging research linking gut microbial health to sleep health. While the study is ongoing and recruitment just beginning; the researchers found SIBO in all 7 RLS patients studied to date. “We found very high…