Practical Infection Prevention

Practical Infection Prevention

Practical infection control and Prevention

Chicken Pox Party

It’s A (Pox) Party!

Abstract: Chickenpox is a very common childhood disease caused by the Varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It is highly contagious and is found worldwide. There is a...
ESKAPE Pathogens

ESKAPES: Emerging Pathogens of Concern

Abstract: Emerging pathogens in healthcare settings are a concern due to their antibiotic resistant nature. Historically, the water treatment providers have been concerned with Legionella,...
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Global Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotics are sometimes revered as one of humankind’s greatest discoveries. Thanks to antibiotics, the lives of billions of people have been saved.  The ubiquity of...
Malaria, Mosquitoes and Man: Prevention & Control

Malaria, Mosquitoes and Man: Prevention & Control

Abstract: Malaria is not considered as a serious and life threatening illness among many Nigerians. The disease can be very serious in children, pregnant women...
Endoscope

Endoscopes: A Patient versus Worker Health Dilemma – Total Health

Abstract: As the public becomes more aware of the possibility of becoming infected with drug resistant pathogens from inadequately reprocessed endoscopes when they undergo endoscopic...
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Public Health and Emerging Disease Outbreaks: Why Talking to the Community is a Good...

Abstract: The keys to combat infectious diseases are out there.  Due to insufficient communication between key players, we still don't know how to compile all...
Prevent Diabetic Foot Infections to Cut the Risk of Amputation

Prevent Diabetic Foot Infections to Cut the Risk of Amputation

Abstract: Diabetic foot infections are common and preventable occurrences that raise the risk of amputation. Regular foot screenings by a primary care physician are a...
Swapping Spit in the Chip Dip

Swapping Spit in the Chip Dip

Abstract: Double dippers beware.  Like kissing, more surprises await you than you would realize.  Recent studies have shown that the transmission of bacteria from the...
Hospital Bed

Bedsores: A Preventable Healthcare Problem

Updated February 29, 2016 Abstract: Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers or pressure sores, are a patient safety issue dating back at least to the 19th century...
Nigeria

Nigeria: Hand Hygiene after Pandemics

Abstract: Last year, Nigeria observed how an existential threat from the Ebola pandemic reinforced people’s attitude towards hand hygiene – a strongly held idea and...