Archive for the ‘Pandemics’ Category

Dr. Thomas Frieden, the Director of the CDC, calls these babies a triple threat – they’re resistant to virtually all antibiotics, spread rapidly between patients ,and cause death in 50% of cases.

So,that’s your warm and fuzzy for the day. You’re welcome.

Good article about CRE here: Infections With “Nightmare Bacteria” Are On The Rise In U.S. Hospitals

 

klebsiella

This is what Nightmare Bacteria looks like. Ooh, purty.

New SARS-like virus shows person-to-person transmission – Yahoo! News.

“The risk is low but viruses can mutate”

My desk calendar reminded me this week that it’s the 35th Anniversary of Stephen King’s The Stand. My brain is just hearing the “viruses can mutate” part.

If this thing blows up to the point where everyone is wearing masks, I’m going to wear something like this…. and a T-shirt that says, “Mustache Rides: 25¢ ”

Medical Masks