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New Quicker Treatment for TB


The CDC announced today a new treatment for TB which takes one-third the time of current therapy. It also offers an effective treatment option for many patients at high risk for developing TB. Latent TB infections result from exposure to TB, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Flu Activity Remains Low


This year’s flu activity remains low in the Northern Hemisphere, according to the latest update from WHO, which covers November 6 through November 19.  You can view the CDC’s report for the United States here. Local flu activity has been reported … Continue reading

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Antibiotic Use Being Tracked in Hospitals by CDC


The CDC is now tracking antibiotic use in hospitals. Previously they could only track the usage in doctors offices. Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2011 (November 14-21) spotlights the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Millions of Americans take antibiotics to … Continue reading

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Measles Outbreak in New York City


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com The health department in New York released an alert to doctors in New York city yesterday of a measles outbreak. Officials said three more people have contracted measles New York, adding to the latest outbreak … Continue reading

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Hospital Infections Continue at Teaching Hospitals


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Today we learn that teaching hospitals in the United States still do not protect well against infections especially the CLABSI -central-line associated bloodstream infections according to Consumer Reports. The data came either from one of … Continue reading

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New Strain of MRSA Found in Humans and Cows


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com New Strain of MRSA Found The study, led by Dr Mark Holmes at the University of Cambridge, identified the new strain in milk from dairy cows while researching mastitis (a bacterial infection which occurs in the … Continue reading

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Infectious Diseases at Some VA Hospitals


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com You may have read over the weekend about some VA hospitals lack of hygiene in their hospitals causing many patients to test positive for HIV and hepatitis. This was sad to read over Memorial Day … Continue reading

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