Flesh Eating Bacteria | Maryland Man Leaves Hospital After Bout With Flesh-eating Bacteria

By John Clarke ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) – A Maryland man who nearly lost a leg and his life to a flesh-eating bacterial infection he contracted in Chesapeake Bay, has been released from hospital, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Rodney Donald, 66, was crabbing, swimming and kayaking in the Chesapeake Bay this month when a scrape became infected with vibrio vulnificus, an aggressive bacteria that    .. more …

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Mrsa | Carl Nicks, Still Affected From MRSA Infection, Steps Away From NFL

Carl Nicks was a first-team All-Pro for New Orleans in 2011, at age 26. By age 29, after just nine more NFL games, he might be done with football because of a MRSA infection suffered last year.Nicks was excused from Buccaneers camp for personal reasons on Thursday. By Friday the Buccaneers announced that they and the guard had agreed to part ways. Nicks suffered a toe injury as part of the MRSA    .. more …

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Mrsa | Councillor Who Fought MRSA Twice Praises IRH's Action

Published: 15 Jul 2014 11:30A COUNCILLOR who has twice picked up potentially deadly MRSA today hailed Inverclyde Royal’s new zero rate for healthcare-acquired infections.The Tele recently revealed how rates for clostridium difficile (C.diff) and bacterial bugs MRSA and MSSA are at an all-time low at the IRH.Jim MacLeod, pictured, who is the SNP’s health spokesman in the district, today    .. more …

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Flesh Eating Bacteria | Flesh-eating Bacteria Killed Teen After Surgery

PORTLAND, Maine ” A Portland teen who died after routine oral surgery in February was killed by flesh-eating bacteria.The chief medical examiner’s report said that 18-year-old Benjamin LaMontagne died of necrotizing fasciitis ” an infection that caused his neck and jaw to swell.The Portland Press Herald reports ( ) that the bacteria can be transferred through surgical procedures, getting blood    .. more …

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Flesh Eating Bacteria | The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation Says Current Standard Of Care For Flesh-eating Bacteria Is "Tragically ...

NNFF calls on medical associations like the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the American Professional Wound Care Association , to review the evidence supporting the use of new approaches to treatment, and then work with the NNFF on guidelines for their members to improve the standard of care. It also asks the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)    .. more …

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Flesh Eating Bacteria | Docs Reconstruct Childs Face After Flesh-eating Bacteria

A girl from a remote village in Africa has regained her confidence ” and her smile ” thanks to the charitable efforts of a group of doctors at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York.In 2010, Dr. Leon Klempner, an orthodontist on the cleft palate team at Stony Brook, heard about a young Kenyan girl in desperate need of help. When she was a young child, the girl, Saline Atieno, had    .. more …

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New Staff Outbreak | H1N1 Outbreak In My School?

So far the official population of my school gone with H1N1 is 17% now we’re a larger school so that’s nearly 1700 kids gone from just my school. This is a health hazard and we’re still having class. What would it take to show the school district that we need a breather? How many more people have to get sick before they Absolutely have to shut down class?

The CDC has strongly recommended that schools not close due to H1N1 outbreaks. The WHO has backed off from that, suggesting that a closure at the start of an outbreak may be useful.When a school closes, it loses the per student aid it would have received for 100% of the students. As it is, it is only losing 17% of the aid.The key to a closure for a school may be the number of staff out from illness. As long as enough teachers and staff attend, they can keep the doors open.

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Mrsa | MRSA Isn't The Real Problem With E-Cigs

It’s early, but it sure looks as if the e-cigarette is going to turn out to be every bit as odious as its forebear, the paper and tobacco cigarette.Yet in a wondrous twirl of Don Draper magic, the e-cigarette has positioned itself as the St. Patrick of the 21st century, driving a carton of menthols out of our lives instead of snakes. Ad blitz aside, the e-cig is a problematic, likely toxic ,    .. more …

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Mrsa Treatment | Antibiotic Resistance Giving Killer Diseases Free Rein: WHO

Geneva (AFP) – The rise of superbugs, stoked by misuse of antibiotics and shoddy hospital hygiene, is enabling long-treatable diseases to once again become killers, the World Health Organization warned on Wednesday.In a hard-hitting study of antimicrobial resistance — when bacteria adapt so that existing drugs no longer beat them — the UN health agency said the issue was a global emergency and    .. more …

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Flesh Eating Bacteria | Seattle Boy Survives Flesh-eating Bacteria

A 13-year-old boy in Seattle has just been released from a hospital after surviving the ravages of a flesh-eating bacteria. CBS affiliate KIRO-TV reports Trey Lauren spent three weeks at Seattle Children’s Hospital while an aggressive bacteria ate at his leg from the inside. The infection started shortly after Lauren cut his leg with a nail and received six stitches. Five hours later his leg was    .. more …

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