Common viruses pose a serious threat in nursing homes, often sabotaging standard infection control measures, a new case study suggests. "Long-term care facilities have unique challenges. Infection-control policies from acute care hospitals cannot simply be mirrored in this setting and expected Read more
Here's yet another reason to watch your child's weight: Overweight and obese kids seem to be more likely than others to develop a wound infection after surgery, a new study suggests. Researchers have already documented this connection in adults. But, "research Read more
A Nevada woman in her 70s who'd recently returned from India died in September from a "superbug" infection that resisted all antibiotics, according to a report released Friday. The case raises concern about the spread of such infections, which have become Read more
Coronaviruses are common viruses that most people get at some time in their lives. They are common throughout the world, and they can infect people and animals.