Tuesday Dec 3
IBM Introduces RFID Enforced Hand Washing Technology
Just because a hospital is a place where lives are rescued to the best of the doctor's abilities each day in the operation theater, not to mention it is a sanctuary for those who need to recuperate from a serious illness, it does not mean that it is a fully sterile platform.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
MRSA in UK Turkeys Raises Questions of Communication, Transparency and Risk
Two years ago, I celebrated Thanksgiving here on Superbug by announcing some new studies on resistant bacteria being found in turkey meat in the US.
Crain's Detroit Business
Robots help St. Joseph Mercy Oakland reduce infection rates
Hospitals strive on a daily basis to reduce the amount of bacteria, germs, viruses, spores and fungi that are passed through institutions from patients, the public and employees.
Cempra, Inc. to Present at Piper Jaffray 25th Annual Healthcare...
Cempra, Inc. today announced that Prabhavathi Fernandes, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Cempra, will present at the Piper Jaffray 25th Annual Healthcare Conference at 2:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Dec. 4, at The New York Palace Hotel, and at the Oppenheimer 24th Annual Healthcare Conference at 3:55 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Dec. 11, at The Crowne Plaza ... (more)
Potential new weapon against MRSA discovered
People with health insurance are not more likely to engage in risky behaviors, but instead focus more on preventative care according to new research.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
'Nanosponge vaccine' fights MRSA toxins
The glowing yellow specks in the image show uptake of the nanosponge vaccine by a mouse dendritic cell -- an immune-system cell.
This is Guernsey
'Nanosponge' may help beat MRSA
In tests on mice, the nanosponge vaccine proved safe and effective, helping the animal's immune systems block the harmful effects of MRSA toxin Mopping up MRSA toxin with a sponge may be a new way to defeat the antibiotic-resistant superbug, research has shown.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
My copper pyjamas saved me from dying of MRSA says new mum Gemma Wilbys
Gemma's pyjamas led to miracle recovery from deadly flesh-eating bug and now prompt clinical trials on copper garments A new mum who nearly died after contracting MRSA claims her life was saved by a pair of copper pyjamas.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Mystery remains over location of turkey MRSA outbreak
Specialist Norfolk poultry auctioneer Fabian Eagle says he has not been given any details of the country's first case of low-risk MRSA in turkeys.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Plastic 'ninjas' take on deadly bacteria
In 2004, MRSA accounted for 94 percent of all healthcare-associated infections per 1,000 patient bed days in the Pittsburgh Veterans Administration Health System.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
MRSA Christmas turkey superbug came from Britain
The Animal Health and A Veterinary Laboratories Agency has traced it to a location in the UK, but could not confirm where.
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A superbug known as MRSA, or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a skin infection caused by a strain of staph bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat it due to their overuse.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Infection Control Today
University Health Shreveport Unveils Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot to Enhance Patient Safety
University Health Shreveport is the first and only acute care hospital in Louisiana to use Xenex Disinfection Services' germ-zapping technology to increase patient safety.
Warning Of New Type Of MRSA Found In Turkeys
An animal strain of MRSA is found in turkeys - but the Chief Medical Officer warns there is a low risk to the public of infection.
Warning Of New Type Of MRSA Found In Turkeys
The Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies has warned that a new strain of MRSA has been found in turkeys.
Eastern Daily Press
Low-risk MRSA found in East Anglian turkey flock
Health officials have identified a low-risk strain of MRSA in a flock of turkeys on an East Anglian farm.
The Wichita Eagle
Newton Medical Center adds machines to help disinfect rooms
The machines, called the UltraViolet Device V-360 UV Room Sanitizers, will be used to sanitize patient rooms after regular cleaning.
Antibiotics: Misuse Puts You And Others At Risk
If you think antibiotic resistance isn't a problem or doesn't affect you, think again.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
NEWS10 ABC Special Report: Bacteria in the home
Most scientists agree there are a number of places in your home that can hold significantly more bacteria than others.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
The germ detectives: Tracking the DNA to patient zero
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