Vestex Scrubs might be able to protect you from taking COVID-19 home

FDA currently reviewing the ability of VESTEX® to reduce COVID-19. While the FDA has not yet reviewed the ability of products protected by VESTEX® to reduce COVID-19, preliminary research has documented results equal to or better than the reduction of MRSA. This research is being assessed analytically and VESTEX® does intend to seek FDA clearance for specific claims […]

Ranking Seven COVID-19 Antigen Tests by Ease of Use: Report

Some COVID-19 rapid antigen home test kits are much easier to use than others, according to an analysis by ECRI, an independent, nonprofit patient safety organization. ECRI evaluated seven rapid COVID-19 antigen tests available for purchase online and in retail stores since December. None of the tests were rated as “excellent” in terms of usability and some […]

Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette or Vaping Products

As of August 27, 2019, 215 possible cases of severe pulmonary disease associated with the use of electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, products, have been reported by 25 states and additional pulmonary illnesses are under investigation. Source link

Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarettes or Vaping Products

Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to enhance the inter-agency response to the current investigation into cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping. “CDC has made it a priority to find out what is causing this outbreak of e-cigarette or […]

Swine Influenza

CDC is currently investigating cases of respiratory illnesses in the states of California and Texas.  The individuals who have become ill are between the ages of 7 and 55.  63% of the cases are male.  Treatment for anyone suspected of having this illness (swine influenza) are oseltamivir and zanamivr.  Symptoms of the illness include cold […]

Fall Infection Control Newsletter

InCo & Associates Quarterly Newsletter Fall marks the beginning of the Influenza season. For long-term care facilities this signifies numerous flu shots for residents and staff members. Influenza is a common respiratory illness affecting thousands of people worldwide each year. Unfortunately, influenza may be lethal for individuals over the age of 65. Therefore, annual influenza […]