The Health Professionals of Crime Scene Clean-ups

Written by Kevin Fullerton. You’ve seen it on the streets, blocked by police tape reading, “POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS”. Crowds gather around. Blue lights flicker intermittently, on and off. You know something dreadful has happened – but you don’t consider what happens next. After a horrible crime has been committed, the victims are bundled into ambulances and the perpetrators thrust into police vans, the … Continue reading The Health Professionals of Crime Scene Clean-ups

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Aerosol Transmission of CCHF Virus in a Nosocomial Cluster

This has got to be scary stuff right there. In a paper published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, authors contend that it is possible that eight healthcare workers were infected by the CCHF virus while engaged in patient care, and not all of them were in contact with the blood or bodily fluids of the patient; they were, however, exposed to aerosol generating … Continue reading Aerosol Transmission of CCHF Virus in a Nosocomial Cluster

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#50for2015: 1. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

 I am on a reading project this year, where I try and attempt to read fifty books in the course of the year (more details here) and although I am slightly late in running the contest, I just finished reading my first of the fifty, a masterpiece from Dr. Atul Gawande, the surgeon who wields words with the the precision of a scalpel. I just finished … Continue reading #50for2015: 1. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

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