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Norovirus Outbreaks Around the Country

The need for whole-room disinfection First, may I say again… Wash your hands well and often! This simple, yet vital, act is our first line of defense to any infection. And please, if you or your child is showing symptoms… stay home and stay hydrated. Norovirus, one of the most communicable viral infections spread rapidly…

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Growing prevalence of MRSA & Staph

An increase in school and community acquired MRSA and Staph infections Once limited to hospital and healthcare facilities, MRSA has unfortunately become one of the more common infectious diseases transmitted in community settings.  Becoming infected with MRSA creates the potential of deadly sepsis. Schools (gyms and weight rooms) in particular, can be breeding grounds for…

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Measles and whooping cough outbreaks

In an analysis published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., epidemiologists scoured reports of measles and pertussis outbreaks to glean what role vaccination refusal and hesitance played. They also considered the effect of waning immunity among those who were vaccinated Complete article here

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