Top News: Infections

Here are the top read news for #Infections:

80679811876e4c1a80c634e6d8d721b2-5eec4e596fb14c4d932e0a1daa74f2e8-0No more surgical caps for surgeons?:

Since the surgeons’ group released its guidelines, the nurses fired back with a point-by-point rebuttal published in its newsletter and on its website and Facebook page. “Wearing a particular head covering based on its symbolism is not evidence-based, and should not be a basis for a nationwide practice recommendation,’’ the nurses’ group responded. “Our emphasis is on patient safety,’’ said Ramona Conner, a nurse who is editor in chief of the associations Guidelines for Perioperative Practice: Read more


640px-hand_foot_mouth_disease_adult-cc-klatschmohnacker-wikiHand, Foot And Mouth Disease Strikes Florida State And Other Schools:

An unusual outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) has struck students at Florida State University. The infection is caused by a virus and is much more commonly seen in babies and toddlers. More than 15 students are infected and ill, including members of a fraternity, causing rush events to be temporarily cancelled. Since many cases of HFMD may be asymptomatic, there are likely significantly more cases: Read more


East Timor Leprosy Last FrontierExtremely rare US leprosy case found in California elementary school student:

The US sees only about 150 leprosy cases occur each year, and over 95 percent of the population is naturally immune to it. Despite its reputation as an incredibly infectious plague that makes sufferers shed body parts, the disease can only be passed through prolonged contact, and is fairly easily treated with antibiotics. It is not spread through short-term contact like handshakes or even sexual intercourse: Read more



raw-milkColorado: Campylobacter outbreak linked to Larga Vista Ranch raw milk investigated:

Health officials are warning consumers that drinking unpasteurized milk can pose severe health risks and there is no method to assure the safety of raw milk: Read more



imrs-php‘Superbug’ MRSA may be spreading through tainted poultry:

MRSA, which is resistant to several antibiotics, is commonly found in locker rooms, hospitals, military barracks and other settings where large numbers of people congregate. The bacteria can cause serious infections, including pneumonia and bloodstream infections that can cause life-threatening sepsis. Until now, researchers have known that livestock can carry the bacteria, putting farmers, farmworkers, veterinarians and others who work directly with animals at greater risk. MRSA bacteria have also been shown to be present in foods, including pork, beef and dairy, although outbreaks from food contamination have been rare: Read more