Category Archives: Infection

Are you infected with HIV?

A front page headline in the USA Today for June 8, 2011 stated, “Many with HIV don’t know it.” Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 20% of people infected with HIV don’t know it. One … Continue reading

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MRSA on phones

A new culprit has emerged in the spread of the tough-to-kill “superbug” bacteria and other infections in hospitals — mobile phone headsets. Turkish researchers testing the phones of doctors and nurses working in hospitals found that 95 percent were contaminated … Continue reading

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Intensified focus on MRSA and handwashing

With the publication of guidelines for treating methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus infections (MRSA), Clin_Infect_Dis.-2011-Liu-cid_ciq146 the spotlight is on the role of healthcare providers in transmitting this sometimes deadly infection. Transmission of bacteria from patient to patient commonly occurs by way … Continue reading

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Salmonella, anyone?

Salmonella is a bacteria that infects people, animals and birds. It creates a form of food poisoning marked by nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Dehydration, blood infection and electrolyte imbalances can be fatal. The disease can be transmitted by raw eggs … Continue reading

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