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Infection Articles


Colour-changing dressing to detect infection

16th November 2015

Scientists at Bath University say a dressing that changes colour when it detects infection could cut unnecessary use of antibiotics.

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Patients infected in endoscopy unit

8th October 2015

'Unsafe' endoscopy unit has resulted in 11 patients acquiring infections.

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What's the difference between a cold and a sinus infection?

27th July 2015

The difference between the common cold and an infected sinus.

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History of infection unravelled

4th June 2015

US researchers claim to have developed a single test using a drop of blood.

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Ebola could infect 20,000 people per month

23rd September 2014

Current trends suggest Ebola infections will become an average monthly infection rate.

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Infection risk from birthing pool

18th June 2014

Warning against using certain home birthing pools after legionella bacteria found.

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Washing chicken increases risk of food poisoning

16th June 2014

A survey by the Food Standards agency found 44% washed chicken before cooking.

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Antibiotic approved for skin infections

29th May 2014

The FDA has approved an antibiotic to treat MRSA and other deadly skin infections.

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Increase in malaria infections

29th April 2014

New figures show a rise of 9% in imported malaria infections since last year.

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Cat bites could lead to hospitalisation

11th February 2014

New research indicates cat bites can cause serious infections especially if they involve the hand.

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