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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

...estimating about 50,000 new infections occur each year and that number...modeling.Lansky said maybe new infections are waning. Or maybe not...experts said.How could new infections be holding steady when diagnoses are falling? Perhaps the infection count might be buoyed by the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2014-07-19/hiv-diagnosis-rate-fell-th
Aimee Copeland | The Augusta Chronicle

...May of 2012 because of a devastating infection called necrotizing fasciitis, which...fight to survive and recover from the infection attracted nationwide attention. One...two months in Augusta for a devastating infection, she's about to finish a master's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/people/aimee-copeland
Water may be vehicle for South Carolina hospital infection

...Hospital since March. Officials said the infection may have contributed to the deaths of...operating room was the source of the infection. That and other equipment were removed...the hospital seems to have used good infection control standards, so water seems the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-14/water-may-have-spread-sc-hos
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

Opens Friday, Aug 1, 2014 Synopsis: A group of adventurous young friends on a trip to the Caribbean decide to explore a secluded island, where they unleash a highly contagious, flesh-eating virus after swimming in contaminated water, and exploring a research facility that houses a terrifying secret.
Somewhere on an uncharted island deep in the Caribbean, the doctors at a secluded research facility have managed to quarantine Porter (Sean Astin), the first person to be infected by an aggressive flesh-eating virus. Meanwhile, not too far away, Marcus (Mitch Ryan) is preparing to get married when his brother Josh (Brando Eaton), Josh's girlfriend Penny (Jillian Murray), and their best friend Dobbs (Ryan Donowho) lure him onto a luxury yacht to celebrate his last night of freedom. Upon arriving at a picturesque island that isn't on the maps, Josh and Penny stay on the beach to do a little snorkeling while Marcus and Dobbs set up the campsite.

Returning to the tent in a panic after spotting scores of dead fish in the water, Penny breaks out in a rash that Josh credits to some bad local ganja. Later, when Josh also shows signs of infection, Marcus and Dobbs venture out for help and break into the darkened research facility, which appears to have been the scene of a bloody struggle. Their worst fears are realized when they discover that they have stumbled upon the site of a deadly outbreak, and that the egomaniacal doctor (Currie Graham) in charge is determined to take credit for curing the disease -- even if it means that no one gets off the island alive.
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South Carolina hospital infection might have killed 3

...GREENVILLE, S.C. - Officials say a rare infection at Greenville Memorial Hospital might...patients have tested positive for the infection linked to surgical equipment.Greenville...patients who have tested positive for the infection.Officials said June 20 that 14 patients...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-27/sc-hospital-infection-may-ha
Faith Digest: Bone marrow drive, letters for Israel and Blessing of the Backpacks

...diagnosed with aplastic anemia, which means his body does not produce enough red blood cells, leaving him susceptible to infections.Alex is O-positive, but all participants will be entered into a bone marrow registry and could be a match for someone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-07-11/faith-digest-bone-marrow
Across South Carolina

Infection could be factor in 3 deathsGREENVILLE, S.C. - Officials say a rare infection at Green ville Memorial Hos pi tal might have...Fifteen patients have tested positive for the infection linked to surgical equipment.Greenville Health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-27/across-south-carolina
Expert to 'coach' Augusta on ways to improve health at Georgia Regents University sponsored event

...high rates of poor health behaviors, such as smoking, obesity and sexually transmitted infections, with nearly double the Georgia average for those infections. But many of those behaviors can also be influenced by social and economic factors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-25/expert-coach-augusta-ways-im
CDC lab workers might have been exposed to anthrax

...decade. CDC officials say the risk of infection seems very low, but the employees were...antibiotics or how they were exposed.Anthrax infections can occur through skin contact but...The ability of antibiotics to prevent infection depends on how quickly they are started...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-19/cdc-lab-workers-might-have-been-exp
Sex questions still taboo on teen survey

...qualify for the extra funds. HIV takes a heavy toll in Georgia. The state had the fifth-highest number of new HIV infections in 2011. Georgia has the 17th-highest teenage birth rate in the nation, though that rate is declining.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-16/sex-questions-still-taboo-te