Monthly Archives: July 2011

Can Cutaneous Mucormycosis Happen Again?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com The CDC reported yesterday that the deadly fungus that manifested itself after the May 22 Joplin tornado has not been seen after a tornado before, but it could show up again. There were 13 confirmed … Continue reading

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World Hepatitis Day


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com World Hepatitis Day Today is the first World Hepatitis Day marked by the United Nations bringing much needed attention to the disease that affects almost 1 in 3 on earth. Viral hepatitis is one of … Continue reading

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Do You Wear Your Medical Uniforms More Than 1 Shift?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Medical Uniforms can act as reservoir of infections with areas around cuffs and pockets the most contaminated.  Investigators from the Public University of Navarra, the University of Vavarra Clinic, and the University of Vavarra Clinic … Continue reading

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Nasal Spray Cause of Hospital Bacteria Outbreak


By Ken Buben, FancyScrubs.com Nasal Spray Cause of Latest Hospital Bacteria Outbreak A rare bacterial outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) identified contaminated nasal spray as the root cause of the infections, leading to a national recall of the product. … Continue reading

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Mobile Apps for Infectious Disease


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Will you use Mobile Apps for Fighting Infectious Diseases? I have just read about the new mobile app from the Sanford Guide which is recognized as the essential reference for infectious disease treatment. They announced … Continue reading

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Can Coffee and Tea Protect Against MRSA?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Can Coffee and Tea Protect Against MRSA? Could it be that easy to drink a  cup of coffee or tea and protect yourself against the deadly MRSA strain? According to a  study done at the … Continue reading

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New Gonorrhea Strain Resistant to Antibiotics


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Worried scientists have confirmed with the World Health Organization that a new, mutant strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to antibiotics has been isolated in a sex trade worker in Japan. The strain that used … Continue reading

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Whopping Cough on the Rise


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Whopping Cough Whopping cough is on the rise in the United States for all age groups. Many don’t realize they need to get vaccinated for this infectious disease. Starting in 2005, the CDC‘s Advisory Committee … Continue reading

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Copper – Can It Stop Infections in Hospital ICU’s?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Copper and Infectious Diseases Can copper surfaces in intensive care units prevent the spread of infectious disease? That’s what the study, presented at the World Health Organization’s 1st International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control … Continue reading

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