Do you wear contacts? According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you’re engaging in risky behavior. The survey was conducted with nearly one-third of participating contact lens wearers admitting they went to the doctor for red or painful eyes related to wearing contacts.
The University of Minnesota is looking for 300 people who may have been exposed to infectious diseases owing to misuse of blood monitoring equipment at screening events. School officials said the people they’re seeking either live or lived in the Skyline high-rise in St. Paul.
Three people have confirmed E. coli infections from a Minnesota pumpkin patch petting zoo, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The three cases are all children – from 15 months old to 7 years old – and one child is hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious complication of an E. coli infection characterized by kidney failure.
Fairview Southdale in Edina is embracing technology and putting a team of robots to work inside patients’ rooms. The robots eliminate hard-to-kill germs and viruses that can linger in a room, even after it’s been cleaned, and tests show they’re effective in reducing the number of infections that people get in hospitals.
Preventing surgery-linked infections is a major concern for hospitals and it turns out some simple measures can make a big difference.
A nurse has been suspended pending a criminal investigation into a series of unusual bacterial infections among patients at St. Cloud Hospital.