China reports just one new domestic virus infection

China reported just one new domestic case of the coronavirus on Wednesday but a dozen more imported infections. For the second consecutive day there was only one more fresh infection in Wuhan, the central city where the virus first emerged late last year, the National Health Commission said. New cases…

Woman Contracts Horrifying Leg Infection from a Hot Tub

An Indiana woman's vacation took a grim turn when she developed a serious leg infection after spending time in the hotel's hot tub, according to news reports. The woman, 26-year-old Taylor Bryant, went on vacation with her family to Tennessee over spring break, according to local news outlet RTV6. After…

'Poop Transplants' Can Transmit Deadly Superbugs, FDA Warns

"Poop transplants" have shown promise in treating severe diarrhea, but now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that these transplants may risk spreading superbugs. On Thursday (June 13), the FDA announced that two people who underwent this procedure, known medically as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), contracted serious drug-resistant…

Major Flooding Can Bring Skin Infection Dangers

FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 — Flooding from hurricanes and other natural disasters increases the risk of skin infections among victims and relief workers, a skin expert warns. “In 2017, we experienced almost as many flooding events as we did throughout the previous 10 years,” said Dr. Justin Bandino. He’s an…

Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak

Health officials on Thursday reported an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived from umbilical cord blood. At least 12 patients in three states—Florida, Texas and Arizona—became infected after getting injections for problems like joint and back pain, the Centers for Disease Control and…