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Hand Washing and Masks Proven to Slash Spread of Flu


A new study found up to a 75 percent reduction in flu-like illness over the study period with hand hygiene and surgical masks, said Allison Aiello, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The … Continue reading

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Back to School and Germs


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com It’s that time of year again when the children go back to school and germs are being spread everywhere. What can you do to stop the spread of germs and infectious disease this time of … Continue reading

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Do you use hand sanitizers?


By Ken Buben, President, Fancy Scrubs.com Have you heard the 4 companies who make hand sanitizers have been told to stop claiming their products prevent infection by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ? The agency “does not have sufficient evidence demonstrating … 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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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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