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Cases of Severe West Nile Virus Increased


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com West Nile Virus According to the CDC severe cases of West Nile Virus rose last year.  Of the 1021 cases in 2010 – 629 were of the severe form of this disease. The severe symptoms can include … 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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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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Hospital Infections


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Hospital Infections Kill More Americans Each Year Than AIDS, Breast Cancer and Auto Accidents Combined! California legislators are disappointed that the Department of Health has acted slowly on landmark laws controlling hospital infections. “Thousands of … Continue reading

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Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com This week, the CDC came out with their Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse.  What are zombies? Zombies are depicted as being created by an infectious virus which is spread by bites and bodily fluids. Zombies feed on … Continue reading

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Bedbugs Now Carrying MRSA


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com The bedbugs are back in the news this week as new research emerges on the bedbugs carrying an antibiotic resistant bacteria according to the latest issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases , Christopher F. Lowe, of … Continue reading

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