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A Germ Free Computer?


The FDA has given it’s approval for a Germ FREE computer which can be used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities where healthcare workers share their computers. The computers keyboard was developed by Viogard LLC and was patented in December. … Continue reading

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Tracking Infectious Diseases Via Twitter and Google


Doctors will soon be able to track infectious diseases better using Twitter and Google if they are not doing so already. With Twitter trending they will be able to see when people are tweeting being sick, have fevers or flu symptoms.  The … Continue reading

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Do Doctors Who Wear Sterile Gloves Have Sterile Hands?


It’s been reported recently that the latex gloves doctors and healthcare workers are wearing are full of germs. There are several reasons why: 1) They don’t wash their hands as often thinking that the gloves are protection enough 2) A … Continue reading

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TB Returns with a Vengeance in Europe


Tuberculosis has returned with a vengeance in Europe.  TB is currently a worldwide pandemic that kills around 1.7 million people a year. The infection is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and destroys patients’ lung tissue, causing them to cough … 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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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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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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