Gastric cancer, Q fever, Legionnaires' disease, whooping cough -- although the infectious bacteria that cause these dangerous diseases are each different, they all utilize the same molecular machinery to infect human cells.
Overall, though, acording to a survey, people are not as concerned as they were in the last survey in summer 2018. "Interest in consumer health topics is increasing steadily," says German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) president Dr. Andreas Hensel.
Researchers have gained a greater understanding of the biology of staphylococcus skin infections in mice and how the mouse immune system mobilizes to fight them. A study appears this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
When people fall ill from bacterial infection, the first priority is to treat the disease. But where do these pathogens come from and how do they thrive in the environment before the infection occurs?
The patient, a 15-year-old girl, had come to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for a double lung transplant. It was the summer of 2017, and her lungs were struggling to reach even a third of their normal function.
Infection Control Today is bringing back a much-loved feature, Bug of the Month, which helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today.
The discovery, published today in Nature Communications by researchers from La Trobe University and the University of Queensland, provides details on how proteins in the outer membrane of bacteria -- the bacteria's 'superglue' -- are able to stick to and populate parts of the human body.
Three high school students working in a science lab for the first time made a surprising discovery with a Rochester Institute of Technology professor. Now, the young women are co-authors on a scientific paper announcing a rare bacterium that kills E. coli.
Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
A new discovery about dangerous C. difficile diarrhea has identified a new way that the bacteria - and possibly others like it - cause severe disease. C. diff is the most common hospital-acquired infection and estimated to result in 453,000 cases per year, with 29,300 associated deaths.