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Old 03-25-2012, 11:15 PM   #21
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How does that work? Are you saying that 30% have the ability to transmit MRSA? Or are there different types of MRSA and 30% have some type that isn't too bad or something?

30% go into contact isolation just as soon as they walk into the door..... meaning what we put into contact isolation is the same thing you sit next to on the bus.

If your in prison, add VRE to the list.
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Are you looking for pictures or becoming scared of how prevalent highly infectious diseases are?
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I thought that was your name lol. You've got a cool job, do you work at the CDC?
That'd be one hell of an account to have! But, no - most my work is done at local Universities and Biotech - like UAB (which is huge research) and Southern Research. I do go MSU and Huntsville regularily, and some hospitals doing NIST calibrations on bone/tissue freezers and blood banking units to keep Joint Commision off their backs.

C. Diff - man - NEVER will forget culturing those plates out - just like days old roadkill that's been baking in 100F sun. Clostridia = stench from hell
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30% go into contact isolation just as soon as they walk into the door..... meaning what we put into contact isolation is the same thing you sit next to on the bus.

If your in prison, add VRE to the list.
I would never have thought MRSA was that widespread, that stuff is pretty dangerous right? What does it take for a person to go from being a carrier to being sick? I take it most come in for something else and y'all find that they are a carrier.
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That'd be one hell of an account to have! But, no - most my work is done at local Universities and Biotech - like UAB (which is huge research) and Southern Research. I do go MSU and Huntsville regularily, and some hospitals doing NIST calibrations on bone/tissue freezers and blood banking units to keep Joint Commision off their backs.

C. Diff - man - NEVER will forget culturing those plates out - just like days old roadkill that's been baking in 100F sun. Clostridia = stench from hell
I had to collect and take a sample to lab last night....
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I would never have thought MRSA was that widespread, that stuff is pretty dangerous right? What does it take for a person to go from being a carrier to being sick? I take it most come in for something else and y'all find that they are a carrier.

Its more of an opportunistic infection.... It LOVES sterile tissue!
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So what's the "walking-dead" have to do with the Ebola virus?

Should I prepare myself for a zombie epidemic? lol
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So what's the "walking-dead" have to do with the Ebola virus?

Should I prepare myself for a zombie epidemic? lol
No I wouldn't worry about it, there are viruses that are both real and could turn into epidemics, not unlike the Spanish Flu Black Plague, or H5N1. I was watching "The Walking Dead", which is a TV show, and part of the episode was centered on the CDC doctor who was trying to learn about the disease that caused people to quickly die and then for their brain stem to be reactivated. This reignited my interest in the more deadly diseases, and the Ebola virus is a very deadly and particularly interesting disease because of its mortality rate and how breakouts seem to happen and then go away very quickly making it hard to trace.
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I would never have thought MRSA was that widespread, that stuff is pretty dangerous right? What does it take for a person to go from being a carrier to being sick? I take it most come in for something else and y'all find that they are a carrier.
They are usually as virulent as normal s.aureus.
That means asymptomatic carriers are common, and that you can cure yourself over time. However, it gets complicated if you get it in a wound infection, or if you infect some poor immunodeficient patient (who can then get sepsis, lung abcess or something similar not-so-very-fun).

A multiresistant streptococcus group A would also be a beast, why that hasn't happened yet is a real mystery.

Oh yeah. Shearhead, check out nodding disease. Thats some wierd stuff.
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They are usually as virulent as normal s.aureus.
That means asymptomatic carriers are common, and that you can cure yourself over time. However, it gets complicated if you get it in a wound infection, or if you infect some poor immunodeficient patient (who can then get sepsis, lung abcess or something similar not-so-very-fun).

A multiresistant streptococcus group A would also be a beast, why that hasn't happened yet is a real mystery.

Oh yeah. Shearhead, check out nodding disease. Thats some wierd stuff.
I read about that.

Its too bad there isn't more funding for these things, someday we could really benefit from gaining a greater understanding of infectious disease
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I had to collect and take a sample to lab last night....
I wish I could:

Unfortunetly it's one of the things I'm allowed to do. Scrap poop up with a Popsicle stick.
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You need to get into the nursing program. I am allowed to do anything but call doctors, do ART lines, or write TO orders. I personally refuse removing PICC lines and ignore nurses who say I "can do" trach care.

If you guys want to see sick, do trach care.... But don't stand in front of it, especially when they cough. They'll shoot wads out they will go across the room and stick to the wall....
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No I wouldn't worry about it, there are viruses that are both real and could turn into epidemics, not unlike the Spanish Flu Black Plague, or H5N1. I was watching "The Walking Dead", which is a TV show, and part of the episode was centered on the CDC doctor who was trying to learn about the disease that caused people to quickly die and then for their brain stem to be reactivated. This reignited my interest in the more deadly diseases, and the Ebola virus is a very deadly and particularly interesting disease because of its mortality rate and how breakouts seem to happen and then go away very quickly making it hard to trace.
I love TWD, but in that Zombie sense, it's biologically impossible - dead cells don't work. IF some zombie outbreak where to happen, it'd be more along the lines of I Am Legend - but the zombies would still die in the end if cells got no nutrition+fluid - whether it be from blood or whatever. I could see some horrifically mutated strand of Bovine spongiform encephalitis (mad cow) or the human form Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, there's also Rabies (Lyssavirus) - trust me, I still use wiki-pedia, me ain't as smart as I was. Reason is, because these can have LONG incubation periods before symptoms develop, which then may be too late for the victim... IF transmission were to go aerosol, man, we'd be having a problem!

I this is a good quote regarding Mad Cow from emedicinehealth.com... Prions are the brain-attacking protiens that causes Mad Cow.

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Prions are highly resistant to heat, ultraviolet light, radiation, and disinfectants that normally kill viruses and bacteria. Prions may infect humans who eat meat from infected cattle. Even cooking meat infected with BSE does not eliminate the prions or the risk.

Once infection occurs, there is a long incubation period that typically lasts several years. When prions reach a critical level in the brain, symptoms such as depression, difficulty walking, and dementia occur and progress rapidly.

Scientists believe that BSE is transmitted from animals to humans when humans eat meat from infected animals. The content of infected brain tissue may be higher in some food products than others, and it may also depend on the way the animal was slaughtered.

BSE can also be transmitted from one human to another through cannibalism.
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Fun detail. Alcohol doesn't get rid of prions. Neither does normal autoclaves.
No problem for surgical equipment washers nowadays though.
This is fun, what are we gonna be scared of next?
Seriously though, just watch out for the resistant gonococci, hear they are common on the other side of the pond
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....---- that.

I am now paranoid.
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Here are some really cool books mildly related to this topic:

Parasite Rex:
Amazon Amazon

Survival of the Sickest:
Amazon Amazon
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Here are some really cool books mildly related to this topic:

Parasite Rex:
http://www.amazon.com/Parasite-Rex-N.../dp/074320011X

Survival of the Sickest:
http://www.amazon.com/Survival-Sicke.../dp/0060889667
I probably wouldn't read the first one because I'm thsuper thsared of thspidersss

And heights.

And whirlpools.
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Nothing to do with spiders, everything to do with MUCH MORE DISGUSTING STUFF like this PARASITE THAT LIVES IN YOUR EYE:

THE EYEWORM!!!

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