Tag Archives: infections

No new infections despite mystery case

Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus on Thursday as 32,767 people were tested in the past 24 hours. There are 38 active cases of COVID-19 across the state, 28 of which are locally acquired cases. There are now more than 200 testing centres in operation across Victoria, including new testing sites in areas… Read More »

deadly germs, Lost cures: In a Poor Kenyan Community, Cheap Antibiotics Fuel Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections

NAIROBI, Kenya — Four days after her toddler’s health took a turn for the worse, his tiny body wracked by fever, diarrhea and vomiting, Sharon Mbone decided it was time to try yet another medicine. With no money to see a doctor, she carried him to the local pharmacy stall, a corrugated shack near her… Read More »

Trump wants to end HIV infections by 2030 – here's how to do it

US president Donald Trump addresses the nationBill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty By Chelsea Whyte During his State of the Union address on 5 February, US president Donald Trump announced a goal of  ending HIV transmission in the US by 2030. “Scientific breakthroughs have brought a once-distant dream within reach,” he said. “Together, we will defeat AIDS in… Read More »

Injection of opioids linked to significant increase in bacterial heart infections

People who inject drugs are at a high risk for a number of health issues. In a new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers discovered a significant rise in the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious heart infection, among Ontarians who inject drugs. When examining opioid prescriptions in the province, the research team discovered… Read More »