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Bringing Home Something Other than Homework from School: Microbial Contamination from Highly Touched Objects

July 21, 2009

Increasing quantitative evidence points to the conclusion that children  are more susceptible to infection by microbial pathogens picked up from their environments than older persons exposed to the same pathogens [1]. There are many causes that underlie this increased risk but probably the major one …

Summary of the MRSA Problem

November 27, 2007

Overall, S. aureus is the most common cause of bacterial infections involving the bloodstream, lower respiratory tract, and skin/soft tissue. MRSA (methicillin resistant S. aureus) is at present the most commonly identified antibiotic-resistant pathogen in many parts of the world, including Europe, the Americas, North …