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Five diseases you can catch from pets

Five diseases you can catch from pets

Recently the US has seen outbreaks of Salmonella spread by pet turtles and guinea pigs. What other diseases can you catch from your pets?

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Could deadly ‘superbug’ fungus be gaining a foothold?

Could deadly ‘superbug’ fungus be gaining a foothold?

The number of U.S. patients infected with a rare but dangerous fungal “superbug” called Candida auris has climbed quickly to 200 as of Dec. 31. The fungus can cause serious medical complications when it enters the bloodstream, usually through wounds, ventilators or catheters. Patients with compromised health, especially those in hospitals and long-term care facilities, are most vulnerable.

February 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Deadly superbug linked to four deaths in the U.S.

Deadly superbug linked to four deaths in the U.S.

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News A deadly new drug-resistant fungus has been linked to the deaths of four hospital patients in the U.S., according to a report released Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, called Candida auris, preys on the sickest patients and can spread in hospitals. Although doctors […]

November 5, 2016 | By | Reply More