Eye on Superbugs--Special Report: Ebola

10.21.14  

Ebola virus ahead sign in the countryWritten by: Selective Micro Technologies

This week’s “Eye on Superbugs” series is a Special Report on the virus currently wreaking havoc in West Africa: Ebola. According to the World Health Organization, this is the “largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976. There have been more cases and deaths in this outbreak than all others combined.” This outbreak has been the focus of major news sources around the world. Due to the fact that in its history this virus has shown to have a mortality rate from 50- 90%, these recent outbreaks have been causing worldwide panic.

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Eye on Superbugs Part 7: VRE

10.08.14  Washing hands

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies

In this week’s series “Eye on Superbugs”, we are presenting another known superbug that is highly resistant to antibiotics: VRE. This superbug fits under a similar category as CRE, MRSA, and C-diff. because they are all very prevalent in healthcare settings and all have built a resistance to antibiotics, which makes these superbugs all the more powerful disease spreading machines. 

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Cold, Flu, and Allergy Season

10.3.14  

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

cold and flu seasonThe air is crisp and the leaves are beginning to change because fall is finally here. With such arrives seasonal allergies, and the ever-so-unfortunate yearly cold and flu season.

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Eye on Superbugs Part 6: Mycobacterium tuberculosis

tuberculosis9.25.14  

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

For this week’s section in the series “Eye on Superbugs,” the focus is: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an infamous superbug with frightening side effects. With the generation of new medical discoveries, this bacterium has been contained and controlled in the United States, reaching an all-time low in recent years. Still considered to be a threat, tuberculosis should never be a disease that is overlooked. Now is the time to know what to do if you feel you might have been exposed or even contracted this bacterium.

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