By Ken Buben, President, PPC, Inc.
The CDC Is Tracking Potential Measles Transmission at 3 U.S. Airports.
The latest outbreak of measles on passenger flights throughout the country and the world is a scary thing. We all thought that with a vaccine at 3-5 years old, if you had already not have a case of the measles, that you and I were safe.
Imagine with the health care industry is doing right now to try and re-eradicate this outbreak. With that said the CDC is doing everything in their power in order to stop the potential growth of the outbreak.
Question: What are we doing in our hospitals and stat care centers and primary doctor locations in order to combat this current outbreak? Yes, we are issuing antibiotics for those who are already ill and some preventative measures as well. I would be not surprised if many travelers are now traveling with medical face masks in their possession.
But lets get back to the fact that their is an outbreak and every ER, stat care, doctors office is vulnerable to spread the illness. One of the prime reasons for the outbreak is lack of protection. If you can remember the Chinese a few years ago traveling internationally during the SARS virus breakout it made national news everyday.
There is a way to reduce on the health care level, the potential of spreading measles to all health care workers and their families. We have the technology and it seems we don’t want to pay for it.
Scrubs – a simple cotton uniform that every health care worker wears which also spreads disease including measles, aids, MRSA, and more. You choose as a health care worker the number of potential infections and diseases that you can bring home to your family utilizing what you wear everyday.
Please let me introduce you to a new concept for your uniform that you wear every day.