Pneumonia and bronchitis are the most common chest infections
. Bronchitis is usually caused by a viral infection
The time that women were considered to be at risk for infection
began on the date of first intercourse, and factors potentially affecting the risk of HPV infection--the number of instances of vaginal intercourse, the number of new partners, the frequency, of use of condoms by male partners, each partner's circumcision status and each partner's number of previous partners--were summarized for the eight-month period before each HPV test.
Skull base osteomyelitis is a complication of fungal infection
that may be seen in immunocompromised patients.
Several authors have stated that large-droplet transmission is the predominant mode by which influenza virus infection
is acquired (1-3).
Using data from 134 hospitals in the northeastern United States, scientists identified 7,329 cases of infection
caused by no more than one microbe.
In this regard, substantial advances, with practical implications in my view, have emerged from 3 general areas: 1) more details of HIV replication and of cellular factors that work against HIV, 2) greater understanding of HIV pathogenesis, including people who resist HIV infection
, and 3) a realization that we can target not only viral but also cellular factors needed by the virus.
Kare Molbak, director of the Department of Epidemiology at the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, examined the clinical effects of human infection
with Campylobacter strains resistant to quinolones and erythromycin.
"From the start, we placed these gels where sinks were not available, such as on isolation carts, linen carts, medication carts and resident kitchens," said Adrienne Camara, infection
control nurse for the veterans' home and chair of the Long Term Care section of the Association for Professionals in Infection
Control and Epidemiology, an international organization with more than 110 chapters in the United States.
Users of amphetamines ("crystal"), hallucinogens, or inhaled nitrites ("poppers") had higher rates of HIV infection
than non-users, (1) in an analysis of the Vaxgen trial data presented at the 11th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
, February 8-11, 2004.
Although the last two decades have witnessed major advances in treatment, HIV infection
remains an ultimately fatal disease.
Or might these new residents be carriers, bringing the microorganisms into the facility even though they themselves haven't developed an infection
? This article will address these questions with infection-control strategies aimed specifically at the problem of antibiotic resistance, with particular attention being given to MRSA.
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