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- Common Bacteria May Be Cause of Itchy Skin: Study
November 27, 2023 — Scientists have a promising new theory of what causes the sensation of itching, and their latest laboratory experiments point toward potentially effective treatments for people who have itchy skin due to eczema or dermatitis.
- Biting Sand Flies Are Spreading a Skin-Scarring Parasite in U.S.
October 20, 2023 — A parasitic skin disease spread by sand flies that was once only linked to international travel is no longer considered an “imported” disease in the U.S.
- CDC Issues Alert for Rare, Deadly Flesh-Eating Bacteria
September 5, 2023 — The CDC has issued an alert for cases of Vibrio vulnificus -- a rare flesh-eating bacteria that has killed 13 people in the Eastern United States this year.
- Flesh-Eating Bacteria Cause Deaths in 3 Coastal States
August 21, 2023 — Flesh-eating bacteria have killed eight people along the Eastern seaboard, prompting health officials to urge people to take precautions around warm sea water or when cooking or eating shellfish.
- Leprosy Cases in Florida Prompt CDC Warning
August 1, 2023 — The skin and nervous system disease leprosy is now so common in central Florida that it is considered endemic in the southeastern United States, according to a new study published by the CDC.
- Adele's Fungal Infection Has People Talking About Jock Itch
June 23, 2023 — "It's a bit crude," Adele told the audience attending her Las Vegas residency as she shared that she has the fungal skin infection tinea cruris, commonly referred to as jock itch. "I never knew it existed."
- FDA Warns of Tattoo Ink Tied to Dangerous Infections
June 16, 2023 — The FDA released the new guidance Monday aiming to reduce the use of pathogen-contaminated tattoo ink, which can cause stubborn infections that are especially hard to treat, dermatologists said.
- Your Body Soap Could Be Attracting Mosquitoes
May 12, 2023 — After testing four popular body soaps, researchers at Virginia Tech found that three brands could potentially increase how attractive someone smells to mosquitoes, while one soap was less preferred by the disease-spreading insects.