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Parents say son contracted MRSA from football helmet at Florida school

The mother of a 16-year-old Merritt Island High (Fla.)  football player who contracted MRSA said her son is doing better and responding well to prescribed medicines. 552 more words


Did Ohio football field give player infection?

Football players get accustomed to cuts and bruises.

But the cut a visiting football player sustained in November 2013 on the field at Newport High School has led to a lawsuit against two school districts. 363 more words


CA-MRSA: Background, Introduction and Singapore

The Singapore General Hospital Diagnostic Bacteriology Section blogger has just posted a succinct and comprehensive overview of community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) clones in Singapore. It seems like ancient history now, but CA-MRSA really rose into the global consciousness only in the early 21st century, when scientists from Europe (particularly the researchers from INSERM E0230, Lyon France – the… 1,208 more words

Antimicrobial Resistance

May 19, 2015

Could your doctor’s cell phone be making you sick?   Studies have shown that less that 50% (and oftentimes much less than 50%) are complying with hand hygiene recommendations, with doctors being more likely than nursing staff to have contaminated cell phones.   234 more words

Your Daily Dose Of Disease

Healing Properties of Garlic

Healing Properties of Garlic. Garlic: Allium sativum

 Hot- Anitiseptic, Expectorant

Garlic is renowned worldwide for its healing properties, it was first documented in Ancient Egypt some 4,500 yrs ago being given to workers building the Pyramids to keep up their energy and ward off contagious diseases like… 302 more words


The World Health Organisation: Antimicrobial Resistance Factsheet

The WHO updated their antimicrobial resistance fact sheet in April 2015. Key facts from the publication are:

  • Antimicrobial resistance threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi.
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AMS Strategy

Ready to Talk: The Infection, Part 2

The Infection, Part 2

Memoir Shorts 

When MRSA first streamed through our blood and into our skin in summer 2011, I worked two days a week at a cafe.   690 more words