An ongoing dialogue on HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases,
September 4th, 2009
For Suspected H1N1, Get Out the N95 Masks?
So says the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for protection of health care workers: Healthcare workers (including those in non-hospital settings) who are in close contact with individuals with nH1N1 influenza or influenza-like illnesses should use fit-tested N95 respirators … Employers should ensure that the use and fit testing of N95 respirators be conducted in accordance with […]
April 26th, 2009
Swine Flu Curbsides: Anthrax, SARS Redux?
In my email in-box yesterday AM from a primary care doc: A patient of mine, 40 year old woman totally healthy, is going to Cancun on Tuesday for a conference. She’ll be there for 6 days. I know there are no cases of swine flu in Cancun yet, and the situation is evolving, but here’s my question: […]