Category Archives: Infection Prevention

MRSA in Ladies Home Journal

There is a wonderful article in LHJ this month on MRSA, featuring the story of CJ Jackson, son of my friend Francine Jackson. You can read the entire article at the RID web site – it is full of basic … Continue reading

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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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The Invisible Armor

Have any of you tried this product yet? The Invisible Armor is a triclosan based product designed for households and all sorts of other businesses where you would come in contact with other folks as well as germs from other … Continue reading

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CDC Podcast on MRSA and Community Acquired Pneumonia

A speedy minute of health from the CDC this week covers Staphylococcus aureus quick and dirty in a podcast on the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, and can be accessed here. Here you can find the PDF transcript, but one … Continue reading

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