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Hospital Acquired Infection

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is a superbug with a mortality rate of almost 50%, and enough cases have surfaced in the last year that the CDC is reminding doctors of the guidelines for handling CRE in an effort to contain it (treating doctors, nearby patients, etc. are all at risk of catching it). CRE is resistant […]

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Studies show overwhelmingly that what doctors, nurses, and other caregivers wear can easily spread bacterial infection, particularly since, when polled, many confessed to not often washing their scrubs or jackets between shifts (and sometimes as little as once a month!). Besides superbugs like MRSA (antibiotic resistant staph infection) spreading, harder to kill bacteria, like C. […]

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