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Superbugs meet their match in rapid genome sequencing

Re-blogged from www.theguardian.com

Close to real-time tracking of deadly superbugs such as MRSA promises to close down outbreaks faster and save lives

It was the first sign of trouble. 192 more words

How Superbugs Hitch a Ride From Hog Farms Into Your Community

by Tom Philpott,  Mother Jones

Factory-scale farms don’t just house hundreds of genetically similar animals in tight quarters over vast cesspools collecting their waste. They also house a variety of bacteria that live within those unfortunate beasts’ guts. 154 more words


Infection Control News from the States

Re-blogged from http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com

Each Day in the Hospital Raises Risk of Multidrug-Resistant Infection

If a patient contracts an infection while in the hospital, each day of hospitalization increases by 1 percent the likelihood that the infection will be multidrug-resistant, according to research presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) an infectious disease meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. 354 more words

Recent Science News (9/7/14)

A New Volcano Study…

suggests that some parts of our fundamental theories may be wrong.  When looking at a textbook picture of a volcano, you’d probably think that hot magma shoots up through narrow lava tubes (“Mantle plumes”) from the center of the earth.   334 more words

Why do we let so many people get sick needlessly?

Don’t blame it on the hospitals or NHS.

They’re busy with so many patients, a lapse now and again is inevitable. And they’re dedicated professionals. Committed, every one of them. 731 more words

Hydrogen Peroxide

Staph Meeting: The Small Bug That Bites Big

About 2 months ago I hit the busiest period of my life in the past 2 years.  Work was humming along, coaching teeball one night a week (not for the money) working out 3 days a week, and preparing to move to a new home/sell a home/argue about moving and packing.  793 more words


White is the New Orange is the New Black

Grace has committed a crime. She was convicted of being too sick to live in the outside world and her sentence is a week-long confinement in a medium-security facility.  217 more words