Hospital Acquired Infections
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Second Case of MERS Confirmed
The CDC has confirmed the Second Case of MERS. Both individuals had traveled here from Saudi Arabia.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is thought to be spread through airborne droplets generated from coughing, sneezing or talking. ...
Ozone - Research Finds New Cause of Ozone Wheezing
Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Duke University have discovered a cause of airway irritation and wheezing after exposure to ozone, a common urban air pollutant.
Molds are a type of fungi and are neither plant nor animal. There are over 100,000 types of mold with at least 1,000 types found in North America and live in colonies growing on food, fabric, bathroom walls, construction materials, and soil. Mold proliferates through the release of spores into the air we breathe and are not visible to the naked eye.
Legionnaires Bacteria Found in Hospital in Atlanta
Legionnaires’ disease is a bacterial infection that can cause deadly pneumonia. It does not spread from person to person. Instead, people get it from inhaling contaminated mist or vapor. Tainted shower water, air conditioning systems or whirlpool spas are among the ways the bacteria can get in the air.
Infection Prevention Imperatives
The axiom, “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” easily could be applied to the practice of infection prevention and control, which, while experiencing a spike in the number of more sophisticated, evolving tasks infection preventionists now must perform, is still endeavoring to get back to basics.
How Infectious Diseases Work
Most microorganisms are harmless or even beneficial; for example, bacteria that normally live in the digestive system help digest food. Occasionally, however, a microorganism capable of causing a disease invades the body. Diseases caused by such microorganisms are called infectious diseases.
During a flood cleanup, the indoor air quality in your home or office may appear to be the least of your problems. However, failure to remove contaminated materials and to reduce moisture and humidity can present serious long term health risks.
CDC: BAD Indoor Air Problems (Asthma)
As modern medicine improves at warp speed then why has asthma prevalence rates jumped sharply in the U.S.? With all the knowledge-based data, reductions in outdoor air pollutants, no smoking policies instituted, greening of new buildings, and increased medications, then why is asthma prevalence increasing today?
Caution when Cleaning Mold
Moisture and standing water often leads to the rapid appearance of mold on previously flooded surfaces. Mold developing in indoor environments poses a health risk to many people, who may experience stuffy nose, eye irritation, skin irritation, or wheezing. Persons with weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases may be at increased risk of developing mold infections in their lungs.
Can Airborne Allergens be Deadly?
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), asthma is characterized by inflammation of the air passages resulting in the temporary narrowing of the airways that transport air from the nose and mouth to the lungs. In severe cases, asthma can be deadly.
Benefits of Good IAQ In Schools
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critical component of providing a healthy and comfortable learning environment. IAQ affects the health, productivity, performance, and comfort of students, teachers, and staff. Good IAQ helps schools meet their core mission -- educating children.
Battle to control TB has failed
GENEVA - Global efforts to control tuberculosis have failed and radical new approaches are needed, experts said Wednesday. With more than 9 million people infected last year, including 2 million deaths, officials say there is more tuberculosis now than at any other time in history. .