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Penn Sophomore Seeks to Improve Pneumonia Vaccines
Ye's work this summer involves isolating and growing bacteria obtained from pneumonia patients, then testing the resulting strains of pneumonia to see if they are infectious. If they are, he then determines if they can provide immunological protection ... - Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:56

Drug could be pneumonia therapy
One key way pneumonia causes damage is through pulmonary edema, when fluid builds up in the tiny sacs in the lungs called alveoli that facilitate the exchange of oxygen with tiny blood vessels. One of the agents that causes this fluid buildup is called ...
McDuffie Mirror - Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:11

California resisting real action on superbugs
These drug-resistant bacterial strains can cause bloodstream infections (sepsis), pneumonia, intestinal disease, urinary tract infections or skin and wound infections. Indeed, the World Health Organization recently issued a bulletin highlighting the ...
U-T San Diego - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:33

The health risk of fire-breathing (it's not getting burned!)
“Aspiration can cause lung inflammation (chemical pneumonitis), infection (bacterial pneumonia or abscess), or airway obstruction. However, most episodes of aspiration cause minor symptoms or pneumonitis rather than infection or obstruction…” states ...
VOXXI - Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:00

Officer describes 'horrific' scene at site of Holbrook attack
Watson recalled for jurors three instances where Holbrook was treated for pneumonia related to his injuries. Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins said in January that Holbrook died of bacterial aspiration pneumonia. Jurors also heard Tieton police ...
Yakima Herald-Republic - Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:29

Whooping cough cases in Delaware quadruple
Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a bacterial infection in the lungs that is airborne and is most commonly spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing. It's possible that one person can infect up to 15 others. It can even be fatal ...
The News Journal - Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:40

Summer pneumonia in the beef herd
Bacteria such as Mannheimia haemolytica, Histophilus somni, Pasteurella multocida and sometimes Mycoplasma bovis are found in summer pneumonia calves. Viruses implicated include Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus (IBRV) and Bovine Respiratory ...
Agri-View - Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:52

The killers in your carpet: Millions of Britons could be at risk from ...
Unclean rugs can contain a shocking level of disease-inducing bacteria, according to research released today. After swabbing the shoes of people of various ages across the UK, scientists found high levels of bacteria from the pneumonia and E.Coli families.
Daily Mail - Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:25

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