Monthly Archives: April 2011

Can Flu Spread Pneumonia?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis are only able to spread when individuals are infected with flu, says a scientist reporting at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Harrogate. The scientific work on … Continue reading

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World Health Organization Calls for Action on Superbugs


By Ken Buben, President – FancyScrubs.com The superbug may be spreading globally and the WHO agency warned about it yesterday.  This one is called New Delhi metallobeta-lactamase, or NDM-1 for short, the enzyme destroys carbapenems, an important group of antibiotics … Continue reading

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Superbugs in New Delhi Drinking Water


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Scientists have found superbugs in New Delhi drinking water used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking. The NDM 1 gene was found in two of the drinking-water samples and 51 of seepage samples, … Continue reading

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Superbug fears in Australia


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com The Australian government has urged to take serious measures for the prevention of the bacterium Clostridium difficile’s Quebec strain after several people have been diagnosed with this. The standard form of this infection can cause … Continue reading

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Superbug in Alabama Hospitals


Another Superbug has hit in Alabama.  An avoidable bacterial infection got into the bloodstream of 19 patients, possibly causing the death of nine. Mark Strassmann of CBS News reports on the state’s new outbreak of so-called “superbugs.” This one got … Continue reading

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