Posts By: sagustin

Are You Scared of MERS? Let TED Tell You.

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MERS: AN EMERGING LETHAL VIRAL DISEASE MERS is a new type of viral respiratory disease that has recently been reported in a couple of confirmed cases here in Orlando. The causative virus is MERS-CoV, a corona virus similar to those that cause the common cold. It qualifies as an EID, emerging infectious disease. It has […]

Who’s Your Daddy?

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Human Genome Unzipped: The Daddy of All Blogs! This discussion thread has run for years now. It allows bloggers to express their own viewpoints – be it bioethical or scientific or religious or even political. It is an interesting take on human genetics from all angles and all disciplines. You can be casual or technical […]

Clean Hands Save Lives!

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THE SCIENCE AND ART OF HAND-WASHING  [A MULTI-PRONG APPROACH TO LESSON DELIVERY] INTRODUCTION.  This lesson incorporates the historical aspects, theory behind and significant impact that regular and proper handwashing has in the healthcare setting. It intends to instill in the minds of students who are in the nursing and allied health programs that hand-washing truly […]

Musical Microbiology: A Happy Mix

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Music videos are great in a science class. It can be used as ice-breakers at the beginning of a lesson, such as this one on Food Safety. Food borne diseases are frequently reported in the news media. Many of these ailments are of microbial causation. You might have heard some people complaining about abdominal pain […]

Critters In Your Salad!

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Cyclospora cayetanensis is an emerging food-borne parasitic pathogen that has been reported in many outbreaks in the U.S. since the 1990s. Human infection occurs when food or water contaminated with sporulated oocysts is consumed by the host.  The food items implicated in these food infections are imported fresh produce such as: raspberries, basil, snow peas, […]

Can’t Touch It!

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Microbes are everywhere! They’re in the soil, water, on vegetation and some lives in or on our bodies. The majority of them are harmless or beneficial to us but the ones that cause serious diseases scare us the most. As we go out and do our daily routines we come in contact with these microbes […]