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Warning on Strep Sepsis for Parents

Originally Published by 2News WDTN A Texas mother is warning parents about how a common childhood illness almost killed her son. Rachel Barker says she didn’t give it much thought when her son, Hunter, dished out a complaint she had heard before. “He woke up Monday...

Did You Know Cigarette Smoke Makes MRSA More Drug-Resistant?

Originally Published by Infection Control Today Cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterial strains more resistant to antibiotics, new research from the University of Bath has shown. In addition cigarette smoke exposure can make some strains of Staphylococcus aureus...

How to Avoid These 9 Skin Diseases at the Gym

Originally Published by Insider From gym rats to occasional exercisers, more than 70 million Americans have gone to a health club in the last year, and that doesn’t count folks who work out in other facilities, like boutique studios, public pools, and company...

CDC Investigating Salmonella Outbreak Across 48 States

Originally Published by Z6Mag.com The salmonella outbreak has been linked with people getting in contact with backyard poultry animals such as chickens, and geese. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an alert stating that the agency is...

2 Varieties of E. Coli Behind Multiple U.S. Outbreaks

Originally Published by Food Safety News In September 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O121 associated with recreational swimming at Villa Sport Athletic Center located in Colorado Springs. Three confirmed cases and three...

What’s Causing Rise of Candida Auris?

Originally Published by Infection Control Today Global warming may have played a pivotal role in the emergence of Candida auris, according to a new study published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. C. auris, which is often...