Monthly Archives: September 2011

West Nile Virus Found in Several States


I have been reading recent reports of West Nile Virus in various states and deaths caused from it recently. You can see the dark green highlights in this map from the CDC. Health departments around the country are urging residents to take … Continue reading

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Will You Go See Contagion?


Contagion opens this weekend in theaters across the country. Will you go see this thriller movie about a virus? This new move is about a new virus spread by inhalation kills its victims within hours and spawns a worldwide pandemic. Public health workers try … Continue reading

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Infectious Disease and Brain Power


Did you know infectious disease may play a major role in your brain power? Scientists from the University of New Mexico analyzed IQ’s across the United States and found that exposure to infectious disease had a major effect on a … Continue reading

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Babesiosis From Blood Transfusions


According to the CDC, at least 122 people since 2000 have been infected with babesiosis from blood transfusions.  Babesiosis is  a potentially life-threatening tick-borne disease. According to CDC’s Barbara Herwaldt, MD lead author of the report “It’s uncommon but important … Continue reading

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Flu Shots For This Season


By Ken Buben, President, Fancy Scrubs.com This year the CDC is recommending you get another flu shot this year even if you received one last year because last year’s may have worn off. The American Academy of Pediatrics last week … Continue reading

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2 Children Sickened from New Swine Flu Strain in United States


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com 2 children in the United States have been sickened from the new Swine Flu H3N2 here according to the CDC. One child is from Indiana and the other child is from Pennsylvania. The boy from Indiana was under age … Continue reading

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60% of Uniforms Tested Positive


By Ken Buben, President – FancyScrubs.com  The other day MSNBC reported how hospital garb harbors nasty bacteria and spreads infections. We had been blogging on this previously but this is a new study. More than 60 percent of health workers’ uniforms … Continue reading

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