The Olympics are not just a chance for countries to bring home the gold. They also provide a perfect chance to spread infections all over the world.
“Against stupidity, even the gods strive in vain.” — Fredirich Schiller I've been glued to the Ebola news, riding the roller coaster of emotions.
Just as the CDC’s and other experts’ thoughts on Ebola and infection control have evolved with experience, mine have taken a slight twist as well.
The first case of Ebola in the United States was announced today, with a patient in Dallas who traveled to the US from Liberia. The resultant hysteria and xenophobia prompts this reminder.
Just in time for “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week,” I had a refreshing experience recently, working in a different rural hospital. Over that week, I didn’t see one patient with “superbugs” other than the occasional MRSA.