Vaccine-Resistant Bird Flu Takes Flight

Vaccine-Resistant Bird Flu Takes Flight

Avian flu won’t seem to go away, and there’s a particularly nasty, vaccine-resistant strain of the virus popping up in China and Vietnam. The Food and Agriculture Organization says the virus poses “unpredictable risks to human health.” [More]

Hmm, This Hand Sanitizer Is Full Of Bacteria

Hmm, This Hand Sanitizer Is Full Of Bacteria

Clarcon manufactures skin protectants and sanitizers marketed under several different brand names, including CitruShield, Dermassentials, Magic Touch, and Pure Effect. …One such product, Magic Touch, is marketed as a lotion, an antibacterial, an antibiotic, and a germicide that is “great to apply open wounds because it helps heal the skin without scars.”

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/07/can-you-get-swine/

Can You Get Swine Flu From A Dollar Bill? “A study published by Swiss researchers shows that an infectious virus can survive for three days on bank notes, and 17 days ‘in the presence of respiratory mucus.'” [Consumer Reports Money]

Passenger On Northwest Last Week Had Tuberculosis

Passenger On Northwest Last Week Had Tuberculosis

If you happened to be on Northwest Airlines Flight 51 from Frankfurt to Detroit last Tuesday, and you were one of the 17 unlucky passengers who sat near enough to Mr. Fancypants Lung Disease Person, you can look forward to a call from the CDC telling you that you need to get tested for tuberculosis. The risk of catching the disease is low, but the CDC is contacting passengers as a “cautionary move” according to the Associated Press. And if for some reason you do end up with TB, please do not get on any airplanes.

New Era Green Beans Recalled For Botulism

New Era Green Beans Recalled For Botulism

Large institutional-sized cans of green beans have been recalled for botulism, says the FDA.

Citi Thinks Diseases are Comedy Gold

Citi Thinks Diseases are Comedy Gold

The unintentional comedy of the context ad bots strikes again.