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      2017
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    Klebsiella pneumoniae in Healthcare Settings

    General Information Klebsiella [kleb−see−ell−uh] is a type of Gram-negative bacteria that can cause different types of healthcare-associated infections, including pneumonia, bloodstream infections, wound or surgical site infections, and meningitis. Increasingly, Klebsiella bacteria have developed antimicrobial resistance, most recently to the class of antibiotics known as carbapenems. Klebsiella bacteria are normally found in the human intestines

    • April

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      2017
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    NIP YOUR SPRING ALLERGIES IN THE BUD

    HOW TO PLAN AHEAD THIS SPRING ALLERGY SEASON When do spring allergies start and when should you start treating them? Get the facts so you can nip your spring allergy symptoms in the bud before the season is in full bloom. RECOGNIZE WHEN SPRING ALLERGIES START In some parts of the country, spring allergy season

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      25

      2017
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    Preventing tick bites / Tick Removal

    Preventing tick bites While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant in warmer months (April-September) when ticks are most active. Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter. Walk in the center of trails. Repel Ticks on Skin and

    • April

      25

      2017
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    Chapter 13: Roaches and Asthma: Lessons to be Learned

    For many people the mere mention of the word“cockroach” makes one’s hair stand on edge. We associate these small insects with indoor dirt and decay, and we know how hard it can be to rid one’s home of an infestation of roaches once they settle in. But roaches are a fact of modern urban and

    • April

      21

      2017
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    Salmonella

    What is Salmonella? Salmonella is a bacteria that makes people sick. It was discovered by an American scientist named Dr. Salmon, and has been known to cause illness for over 125 years. The illness people get from a Salmonella infection is called salmonellosis. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps between

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      20

      2017
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    Bottled Water: HPC

    HETEROTROPHIC PLATE COUNT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS What is Heterotrophic Plate Count? Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC) is a procedure for estimating the total number of live nonphotosynthetic bacteria (natural background flora) in water. Does water contain HPC? Any place one finds water on earth one finds a natural microbial population. Natural, untreated water will always have

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