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A Very Rare Swine Flu Case in Minnesota


An H1N2 virus has sprung up in Minnesota and is common in pigs in the Upper Midwest, CBS local affiliate WCCO reported. The infant boy is only the second human ever to contact this rare strain of swine flu. This rare flu … 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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New Swine Flu Cases in Iowa


The CDC has confirmed a new swine flu virus that has been detected in Iowa. The new flu strain combines a rare influenza virus (H3N2) circulating in North American pigs and the H1N1 virus from the 2009 outbreak. New flu strains develop when … Continue reading

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WHO Claims – A Matter of Time for New Pandemic Flu


The World Health Organization claims it is a matter of time only for a new flu pandemic to arrive. The are urging the international community to step up efforts to fight any future pandemics. Health experts converged in Mexico this week to … Continue reading

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7 Billion and Counting


Today experts believe marks the world’s population at 7 billion. It only took a dozen years to add the last billion people on this earth. Experts predict by 2050 the population will hit just over 9 billion.  What does this … Continue reading

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More Children Sick from Swine Flu in US


October 22, 2011 More children have become sick from the Swine Flu in the US – count is now at 5. The states with swine flu infections are Maine, Pennsylvania and Indiana. This has been an unusual virus but it does not appear to … Continue reading

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Researchers Uncover How Common Hospital Bacterium Becomes a Deadly Superbug


October 16, 2011 Researchers from an international team led by Monash University have uncovered how a common hospital bacterium becomes a deadly superbug that kills large numbers of hospital patients worldwide plus an estimated $3.2 billion each year in health … 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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Do You Get Betadine On Your Medical Uniforms?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Betadine is a brownish antiseptic washing solution that is famous for staining clothing. Many surgical nurses and OB/GYN’s use this solution often. Betadine Microbicides helps to reduce bacteria that potentially can cause skin infections. That … 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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