Since the Justinian Plague pandemic of 541 AD, located in the Eastern Roman Empire, much has occurred, not excluding the rise of transportation and importance of travel for commerce and pleasure. With this occurrence, so has the reduction in time it takes for...
Community-acquired infections (CAI) are a persistent health care challenge and the trend continues upward in children and adults.
Community-acquired infections (CAl) are a persistent health care challenge and the trend continues upward in children and adults. The major contributing factor for CAl is contamination of “high touch” surfaces by antibiotic resistant microorganisms in the home. Whereas antibiotics were the “wonder drugs” of the 20th century, antibiotic resistant microbes are now enemy number one.
Hospital-acquired infections (HAl) are a major healthcare challenge and the trend continues upward despite implementation of rigorous hand-washing protocols, application of antimicrobial disinfectants to acute care hospital surfaces, and judicious decrease in antibiotic usage. Direct hand-to-surface contact is the most important contributing factor for HAl; too many hospital staff and visitors touch too many hospital surfaces and then touch and contaminate susceptible patients.
Three transplant patients have died at a Pittsburgh medical center after contracting a fungal infection, and officials have struggled to find the source of the mold. An intensive care unit has been temporarily closed during the hunt.
Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco.
Microorganisms, including all bacteria and all fungal organisms, ie, mold and mildew, cause textile fiber deterioration, unsightly staining, color changes and unpleasant odor as well as the risk of environmental cross-contamination and infection. Microorganisms require a warm and moist environment to survive and replicate on nonwoven textile fibers. Body sweat provides moisture as well as protein and lipids (fat) from sweat glands as a source of nutrition. Colonization of microorganisms leads to unpleasant odors (“locker room stink”), visible stains, color change and fabric biodegradation with decreased longevity of the useful lifespan of the garment.
The Giants tight end, who has been battling an aggressive MRSA infection, was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon
More than 40 Chipotle restaurants across Oregon and Washington state were closed Saturday after an E. coli outbreak was linked to some of the chain’s locations in those states, according to health officials.
Starbucks SBUX -3.31% became the latest major U.S. company to be hit by the E.Coli scare and last week