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Norovirus Now Primary Cause Of ‘Stomach Bug’ In Children
2013-03-22 09:02:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study has shown that norovirus is now the primary cause of acute gastroenteritis, or the ℠stomach bug,´ among children under five years of age who seek medical treatment for the condition, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday. Gastroenteritis involves the inflammation of the stomach and small intestine, and is typically caused by one of several different types of viruses. Also...

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterial Infections On The Rise, CDC Warns
2013-03-06 08:32:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While bacterial infections are a relatively common occurrence throughout US hospitals, federal health officials have warned they are on the rise and becoming more resilient, and are urging all healthcare facilities around the country to be on guard. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its new Vital Signs report on Tuesday, reporting that so-called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'