Category Archives: Illinois

President APIC Chicago Suggests Alternative Legislation

There is legislation in Illinois that we should keep an eye on – they are trying to pass a bill in the legislature that is accused of being too narrow in focus and not based on scientific evidence (House Bill … Continue reading

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More on MRSA and Tattooing and How To Protect Yourself

This is a hard story to refute – three young men all got tattoos together at Lil Smitty’s, a Blue Island, Illinois tattoo parlor, and all three broke out with MRSA staph infections all over their brand new art. Illinois … Continue reading

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Good News for HA-MRSA Control in Illinois

Great news in Illinois – from Jeanine Thomas, founder of the MRSA Survivors Network. She has been working so hard for hospital disclosure of MRSA rates, and has had a good measure of success this month: Again this year I … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story

Don’t miss this Christmas story, from the Pekin, IL Times about one person’s Christmas spirit and how it has this year benefitted a family who has been suffering with MRSA. I am not going to share any of it, so … Continue reading

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Staph Vaccine Testing is Showing Promise

This is great news in the fight against MRSA! In a University of Chicago study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists believe they have created a vaccine that offers significant protection from most … Continue reading

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