Tag Archives: Infection

China’s Inner Mongolia reports human infection of H7N9 bird flu virus: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Inner Mongolia region reported on Saturday a case of human infection with the H7N9 bird flu virus, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The same bird flu strain killed almost 300 people in the country during the winter of 2016/2017. The patient, an 82-year-old man, was receiving treatment and local authorities… Read More »

Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious. Doctors swiftly isolated him in the intensive care unit. The germ, a fungus called Candida auris, preys on… Read More »