Astrovirus Infections

Clinical Manifestations of Astrovirus Infections Astrovirus Infections is a major cause of acute diarrhea among children. Human astrovirus (HAstV), along with rotavirus and calicivirus, is recognized as a common cause of infantile acute gastroenteritis. Illness is characterized by diarrhea of short duration accompanied by vomiting, fever and, occasionally, abdominal pain and mild dehydration. Duration of Astrovirus… Read More Astrovirus Infections

Adenovirus Infections

Clinical Manifestations of Adenovirus Infections Adenovirus infections of the upper respiratory tract are common and, although often subclinical, can result in symptoms of the common cold, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis media, and pharyngoconjunctival fever. Life threatening disseminated infection, severe pneumonia, hepatitis, meningitis, and encephalitis occur occasionally, especially among young infants and immunocompromised hosts. Apart from respiratory involvement,… Read More Adenovirus Infections

Some Instant Coffee Products may be Harmful warns FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to drink Longjack Coffee, in addition to other instant coffee products that have been recalled recently –Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee, CaverFlo Coffee, and AMPT Coffee. These products are labeled to contain instant coffee, non-dairy creamer, and other ingredients. However, FDA laboratory analysis confirmed:… Read More Some Instant Coffee Products may be Harmful warns FDA

Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels may be Harmful for Babies

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning for parents to immediately stop feeding babies any homeopathic teething tablets and gels, and to discard any unused products. The FDA’s action appears to stem from concern about the active ingredient belladonna in the tablets. The FDA recommends that consumers stop using these products and dispose of… Read More Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels may be Harmful for Babies