A new review in the Journal of Hospital Infection attempts to answer the question ‘Should we be worried about reduced susceptibility to disinfectants and antiseptics in healthcare settings?’.
IFH has prepared a fact sheet which focusses on Ebola risk in the community and home, and gives advice on managing situations where there is risk.
To coerce us into using slop buckets (or kitchen caddies) to recycle food waste, UK government is considering imposing fines on those who dispose of food waste along with general refuse. Is this another example where building a sustainable environment means real health risks are ignored?
A July 14th article in NY Times discusses the human gut microbiome. What is interesting is the emphasis it puts on antibiotics for microbiome disturbances that can lead to chronic disease, including allergic and other atopic disease.
A July 13th article in NY Times highlights the emerging evidence suggesting that many of the world's 162 million children under age 5 who are malnourished are suffering less a lack of food than poor sanitation.