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Monthly Archives: October 2005

Hospital Infection Rate Disclosure in Florida

This article is proof positive that there is much validity in and need for the work of groups like RID, and Consumers Union.  It also presents the problem of failure of hospitals to comply with the new laws, and states … Continue reading

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MRSA in St. Louis

“It’s been escalating astronomically,” said Burmeister, who is also an epidemiologist at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. “The biggest problem isthe level of knowledge among doctors. They are looking at it and sayingit looks like a brown spider bite and then they … Continue reading

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Map

Hi, everyone! I took a quick look at the map of the USA today to see what changes have been posted since the last time I looked. I was amazed to see how many more names and faces are on … Continue reading

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Marin Independent Journal – News – Marin

Marin Independent Journal – News – Marin Dr. David Witt, an infectious disease specialist with Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Rafael, says the bacteria appeared out of nowhere about five years ago and has been sweeping the nation. Marin … Continue reading

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International Chat

Today (Saturday) at 5pm Eastern time we have our International Chat with Tony Field from MRSASupport UK joining us. I hope some of you will be there! To join, as usual, register at the SuperbugWiki discussion group, and when you … Continue reading

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CJ and Francine Jackson in the News

CJ Jackson on CBS46.com This is a video from Georgia–featuring CJ Jackson who is on the cover of our brochure about CA-MRSA and Athletics that is currently in production, and his mother, Francine, who is a great friend and associate … Continue reading

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MRSA and Tattoos in Baltimore

This way of acquiring MRSA seems to be more and more prevalent! Teens Get Drug-Resistant Infections After Getting Tattoos PASADENA, Md. — Anne Arundel County health officials said four teenagers contracted a drug-resistant skin infection after they got tattoos from … Continue reading

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Official Announcement of The Superbug Wiki

We are kicking off The Superbug Wiki in a big way, starting today. We have a few days left in October to work on the Focus Projects of How to boost the immune system, The Superbug FAQ, and MRSA in … Continue reading

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Thursday Night Chat Night!!

Don’t forget about our chat tonight–10pm Eastern time! Register (if you’re not) at The Superbug Wiki Discussion Group, then log in, and you will find the link to the chatroom just above your name in the top right quadrant of … Continue reading

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Server has been down today

Our server has been attacked by hackers during the last day–our host thinks it is fairly secure now, but they are not 100% sure. Just thought I would give you a heads up in case you have tried to get … Continue reading

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Stubborn bacteria drawing attention

I have noticed quite a few articles coming out of Pittsburgh lately–it looks like they are getting the big picture here. Hallelujah! Great job Pittsburgh media! Stubborn bacteria drawing attention “This is a much more common occurrence than people ever … Continue reading

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Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: Dramatically Increased Risk for Circumcised Newborn Boys

As I have said several times lately, now is not the time for elective surgery, and we all need to remember that circumcision is definitely elective. Something to think about for you soon-to-be moms! Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: Dramatically Increased … Continue reading

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Dr. Andrew Weil on CBS

Did anyone see Dr. Weil on CBS this morning? He is making the rounds in the next couple of days, and you should be able to catch him. He will be on CNN’s morning show, Larry King and Martha Stewart … Continue reading

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CA-MRSA in Georgia Schools

Stubborn staph infection a threat to high school locker rooms On some high school football teams, staph has also shown up for practice this year in Georgia. The germ, including the stubborn Staphylococcus aureus strain _ which is resistant to … Continue reading

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Staph in Montgomery County

This is right “next door” to us, in Texas: Houston Community Newspapers Online – The Courier – 10/23/2005 – Staph in Montgomery County A Willis High School football player was hospitalized several days ago with an infection caused by Methicillin … Continue reading

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New Article by Dr. McCaughey

Thank you, Betsy McCaughey, for another on-target article! This one addresses the fears about a future flu epidemic versus the reality of hospital acquired infections today. http://www.hospitalinfectionrates.org/press/102105ny_sun.htm

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Court officials exposed to infection (Lancaster, OH)

Well, here is one way that people become aware of MRSA: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette – www.lancastereaglegazette.com – Lancaster, OH LANCASTER – Law enforcement and court officials are pledging to communicate more after revelations of a sick prisoner forced the closure of … Continue reading

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Rainy Sunday in NY

It is a rainy day in NY today. Jeff and James should be back in NY by now. It is a 12 hour drive from Indiana to Long Island. I’m sure they are wiped out. I can hardly wait to … Continue reading

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SORRY I GAVE SUPERBUG TO YOUR HUSBAND

OMG How sad is this….(followup to earlier story) The Daily Record – NEWS – SORRY I GAVE SUPERBUG TO YOUR HUSBAND A HOSPITAL patient who believes he gave a grandad MRSA phoned his widow yesterday to apologise for his death. … Continue reading

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Staph in Texas

Here in Texas, for some reason, we seem to be a little more informed that the rest of the country. I am always seeing articles about it in the papers here, and my kids just last week brought an informational … Continue reading

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Kind of funny title!

I know I already covered this story, but the title of this article, from the Herald Sun in Australia just cracked me up, and I thought you shouldn’t miss it OK, You Can Have the Remote! [21oct05] I hope you … Continue reading

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The beginning of an MRSA legal battle in the UK

This is a sad story…I wish them luck in their proceedings: The Daily Record – NEWS – KILLED BY DRAWING PIN Snip: “Chuck was a big strong man who died alone and in absolute agony, a shell of his former … Continue reading

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Valdosta State University – MRSA Health Advisory

I am happy to see university systems in the U.S. being pro-active in the MRSA awareness area. Our schools here in my town (College Station, TX) are doing the very same thing. If you are in a university, you might … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek!

We are working on something new at MRSA Resources, that can benefit everyone! Without giving out too much information just yet, be thinking about your general health and wellness, and how much of a difference that those things make to … Continue reading

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CA-MRSA

Good general article about CA-MRSA compared with HA-MRSA. People with CA MRSA will usually met the following criteria, 1) diagnosis of MRSA was made in the outpatient setting 2) the person has no medical history of MRSA infection 3) the … Continue reading

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Study Shows Remote Control Holds More Bacteria Than Toilet Bowl Handle – October 19, 2005

Whoa! This is a little eye-opening! All Headline News – Study Shows Remote Control Holds More Bacteria Than Toilet Bowl Handle – October 19, 2005 Phoenix, AZ (AHN) A new study by University of Arizona Microbiology Professor Chuck Gerba – … Continue reading

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Clay Lee on The Apprentice

What do Donald Trump and The Apprentice have to do with MRSA, you might ask? Clay Lee is appearing on The Apprentice this season, and is from my home, College Station, TX, and was truly one of the most helpful … Continue reading

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MRSA Chats

Our weekly MRSA chat is coming up on Thursday, at 10 pm Eastern time. I am giving you a couple of days notice for the chat this week, I hope some of you who haven’t come by yet will make … Continue reading

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MRSA in Nebraska

JournalStar.com Physicians and health care workers around Lincoln have recently begun to notice a rising number of problematic skin infections. The cause is the age-old staphylococcus aureus but with a twist. Usually called staph, the bacteria is commonly carried on … Continue reading

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ABC News: Myth: Hospitals Keep You Safe from Germs

ABC News article related to the 20/20 show featuring Maureen Daly and Betsy McCaughey: ABC News: Myth: Hospitals Keep You Safe from Germs Oct. 14, 2005 — There’s a deadly threat hiding inside America’s hospitals. What’s even scarier, your hospital … Continue reading

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BBC3 Defends their MRSA “Mischief” TV program

Independent Online Edition > Media : app5 The MRSA programme was made “within BBC guidelines”, says Murphy. “I’m so proud of it, having been in hospital a couple of times with my kids and they’ve come out with more infection … Continue reading

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