Thursday, December 4, 2008

“ESKAPE” pathogens, Trditional medicine, Truck transporting Broilers

“ESKAPE” pathogens dangerous
Infectious Diseases Society of America has produced a new report (a follow-up to the one published in 2004, “Bad Bugs – No Drugs”), pre-publishing in CID now available on-line, with focuses on the “ESKAPE” pathogens, which according to latest data from CDC are responsible for two thirds of HAIs in the US: Ent. Species, Staph. aureus, Klebsiella sp, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter species; and the lack of effective antibiotics against them – IDSA News
WHO congress backs traditional medicine
Published online 19 November 2008 Nature 456, 287-288 (2008) doi:10.1038/456287a
Web data predict flu
Search engines provide information about epidemics. Published online November 2008 Nature 456,
Two new studies hint at the public-health and research potential of mining the data created as people search the web. Both teams have successfully detected the onset of US seasonal flu epidemics, by extracting patterns of flu-related search terms from the billions of queries stored by Google and Yahoo.
New product
A new cleaning product “Byotrol” is said to be showed in a study to significantly reduce levels especially of C difficile, Compared to bleach it is also said to have some practical advantages, and not expensive also Channel 4 News:
Don’t Drive behind a truck transporting broilers
Driving behind a truck transporting broilers could be a risk of acquiring AMR bacteria, according to a study at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in JIPH, here cited by ScienceDaily

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