Top News: #Infections

Here are the top read news on #Infections:

thinkstockphotos-514464032Deadly bacteria infection spreads across Midwest, health officials search for source:

Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed one case of Elizabethkingia in a resident who died earlier this year. The individual had the same strain of Elizabethkingia that has been confirmed in 57 patients in Wisconsin since November. Eighteen of those individuals have died. All of those infected had “at least one serious underlying illness” and most are older than 65, according to the Wisconsin of Health Services: Read more


istock000049566800fullNew fruit tops “Dirty Dozen” list of most contaminated produce:

Strawberries top this year’s list of the produce with the highest level of pesticide residue, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The fruit displaces apples — now ranked second — which headed the “Dirty Dozen” list for the previous five years: Read more


cellphone-smartphone-textingThe best way to clean your grimy, bacteria-laden cellphone:

Cellphones contain a concoction of all of the germs that we encounter throughout the day because we are constantly touching things and then tapping and swiping. So a finger goes in your nose (to scratch the surface only, of course) and then that finger touches a cellphone screen where it deposits Staphylococcus. There’s a plethora of research to back this up: Read more


Dyson_1-small_trans++eo_i_u9APj8RuoebjoAHt0k9u7HhRJvuo-ZLenGRumADyson Airblades ‘spread germs 1,300 times more than paper towels’:

Dyson Airblade hand-driers spread 60 times more germs than standard air dryers, and 1,300 times more than standard paper towels, according to research published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology. University of Westminster researchers carrying out the research dipped their hands into water containing a harmless virus. They then dried their hands with either a Dyson Airblade, a standard hot-air dryer, or a paper towel: Read more


gymIs your gym as germy as a toilet?:

CBS Boston reports that Fitrated, a fitness equipment review site, called on an environmental testing lab to analyze germs found at the typical gym. The results revealed that some exercise equipment harbors more germs than a bathroom: Read more