10-18-07, 10:27 AM
dodge them, matrix style. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht2TXzCWZzw)
10-18-07, 10:33 AM
I would just make sure this Staph person stays the hell away from me. I would probably do this with a barbed pitchfork.
I would fend off the encroaching staph with my magical ****in pony.
Keep your staph at half mast.
10-18-07, 10:48 AM
From my ASCP Daily Diagnosis newsletter i got afew days ago...
Deaths from superbugs may exceed those from AIDS, data suggest.
In its lead story, the CBS Evening News (10/16, Couric) reported, "We're beginning tonight with a threat to our health that doctors say could be at least as deadly as AIDS: A staph infection resistant to antibiotics."
The New York Times (10/17, A14, Sack) notes, "Nearly 19,000 people died in the United States in 2005 after being infected with virulent drug-resistant bacteria that have spread rampantly through hospitals and nursing homes," according to a study published in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was performed by CDC researchers, and is "the most thorough study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus' (MRSA) prevalence ever conducted." The CDC estimates that "MRSA, which was first isolated in the United States in 1968, causes 10 percent to 20 percent of all infections acquired in healthcare settings." The bacterium is "[r]esistant to a number of front-line antibiotics," and "can cause infections of surgical sites, the urinary tract, the bloodstream and lungs." Because the infection is treated by delivering other drugs intravenously, health officials are concerned "that overuse will breed further resistance."
According to MedPage Today (10/17, Phend), researchers "analyzed invasive MRSA infections detected in the CDC's Active Bacterial Core laboratory surveillance system from July 2004 through December 2005." They found that "[t]he most common risk factors were history of hospitalization, surgery, long-term care residence, or prior MRSA infection or colonization." Furthermore, "58.4 percent of cases were healthcare-associated infections with a community onset, and 26.6percent were healthcare-associated cases with onset in the hospital."
HealthDay (10/17, Reinberg) notes that researchers found that adults aged 65 and older had the highest infection rates of "almost 128 cases per 100,000". Additionally, "Blacks were much more likely than whites to become infected, at 66.5 cases per 100,000 versus about 28 per 100,000, respectively." Meanwhile, "Men had more cases (37.5 per 100,000) than women (26.3 per 100,000)," and "[t]he lowest rate was for children 5 to 17 years of age, at 1.4 cases per 100,000." Based on these findings, the researchers extrapolated "that there were 94,360 cases of invasive MRSA in the United States in 2005, and 18,650 deaths caused by these infections."
In its On Deadline blog, USA Today (10/16) pointed out that this study "is the government's first estimate of invasive disease caused by...MRSA." And, an editorial that accompanied the research "called the overall incidence rate of 32 invasive infections per 100,000 people 'astounding.'" The blog also provided a link to a news release about the study.
And, in a front-page article, the Washington Post (10/17, A1, Stein) points out that "MRSA is a strain of the ubiquitous bacterium that usually causes staph infections that are easily treated with common, or first-line, antibiotics in the penicillin family, such as methicillin and amoxicillin." Typically, drug-resistant strains of MRSA are found in healthcare settings. But increasingly, they are turning up "among athletes, prison inmates and children."
The Los Angeles Times (10/17, Maugh II), WebMD (10/17, Boyles), the AP (10/17, Tanner), the Baltimore Sun (10/17, Kohn), Bloomberg (10/17, Ostrow), the Chicago Tribune (10/17, Graham), the Kansas City Star (10/17, Bavley), Long Island's Newsday (10/17, Ricks), and the New York Daily News (10/17) also cover the story.
Virginia county closes 21 schools after MRSA-related death. Leading its broadcast, NBC Nightly News (10/16, Williams) reported, "Tonight, a teenager in Virginia is dead. His family says [that it is] the result of a staph infection that resists antibiotics." Currently, "21 schools are closed because of it, and across this country,...awareness of this danger is now on the rise because it can be a scary, indiscriminate, and silent killer, and it's often discovered when it's too late."
The AP (10/17) adds that the high-schooler "was hospitalized for more than a week with an antibiotic-resistant staph infection." The drug-resistant strain of bacteria has "spread through schools nationwide in recent weeks," and the source is being traced to gym locker rooms "where athletes," including those who were "perhaps suffering from cuts or abrasions, share sports equipment."
"Staunton River High students, who organized a protest overnight Monday via text messages and social networking sites, took Superintendent James Blevins on a walking tour of the school this morning to show him how unclean the locker rooms, in particular, are," the Roanoke Times (10/17) notes.
10-18-07, 10:53 AM
Yep, keeping one's hands off other's staves will prevent staff infections.
Oh staph infections? Then keep one's hands off of other's stahves!
10-18-07, 11:00 AM
i have a scar from a staph infection.
touched a door at the porn store i used to work at with someone else seminal fluid on it, and I didnt get washed off it time.
so thats why i never accepted dvds or videos with stranges stains, and would make people cleans them off in the store if need be
10-18-07, 12:09 PM
wash your hands...
That and proper wound care.
Wash your hands, and quit worrying so damn much about germs.
10-18-07, 12:16 PM
Don't have sex with 11 year olds?
dont work at or touch things at the porn store is what I will take from this thread. thank you all.
Don't have sex with 11 year olds?
even in the north east?
10-18-07, 12:19 PM
even in the north east?
Well, mayb..... No.
10-18-07, 01:45 PM
Overheard at RAGBRAI:
"Oh, I don't bother bringing soap with me. People always leave soap behind in the showers, and I just use that."
Never lick open sores of hospital patients. That's my #1 rule.
(The soap comment... Eeeiiiwww...)
10-18-07, 10:16 PM
Stay out of hospitals.
NO! (only because i work in one) :lol:
10-18-07, 10:24 PM
Avoid things in general. You'll be fine.
Curl up in the fetal position in your cleanroom and weep disinfectant tears all the live-long day.
the staph infection is in my tear ducts.
Sleep in a vacuum bed to ensure that dust doesn't land on you?
10-19-07, 11:56 PM
There is staph infection going around here at the schools.