Monday, January 18, 2010

Therapy Dogs and Hospital Superbugs

Therapy dogs that visit hospital patients and nursing home residents can readily spread dangerous, antibiotic-resistant microbes unless handlers take careful precautions.

Researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada followed 26 pet therapy dogs on visits and looked for the antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria called MRSA and two other types that have become entrenched menaces in health care settings.

In tests prior to visits, none of the germs showed up on dogs or the people working with them. But during a hospital tour, one dog's paws picked up Clostridium difficile, a sometimes deadly stomach bug that plays a role in hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations each year. The greyhound had shaken paws with several patients. Read the entire article.

Silver Fights The Germ War

Antibiotics are becoming more potent and dangerous as their failure rate increases. They are also the cause of new strains of superbugs, like MRSA. Health care costs are rocketing out of control and bioterrorism is a real threat. We've stocked up on this item because of it's effective for many health ailments.

With a variety of viral flu outbreaks, e-coli contamination, and a host of other potential pandemics that create a strain on health in America, the new Silver Shield solution and gel offers a fighting chance in germ warfare.

"Silver has undergone rigorous testing and has been found to kill anthrax, bubonic plague, hospital staph and SARS. In short, we currently do not have anything with such a wide spectrum of efficacy in our inventory." General P.K. Carlton, M.D., Director of Integrative Center for Homeland Security. Read the entire article.

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