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Superbug blogsite dedicated to tracking MRSA

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 04:08PM by Registered CommenterScott McPherson in | Comments2 Comments

beating%20back%20the%20devil%20book%20cover.jpgI was over at Mike Coston's blogsite, Avian Flu Diary, looking for ideas to poach.  JUST KIDDING, MIKE!  Anyway, I saw his reference to a new blogsite named "Superbug."

The architect and blogger at Superbug is a woman named Maryn McKenna, who is an author of note.  Her book Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service is in my personal library in my Man Room at home, and she has written for many publications, most notably CIDRAP.  By the way, you can order her book at Amazon using this link: http://www.amazon.com/Beating-Back-Devil-Detectives-Intelligence/dp/0743251326/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1204837853&sr=8-1 . 

Mike reminds his readers that Maryn wrote an excellent series on the vaccine situation, and links to that series can be found on Mike's site at: http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2008/03/welcoming-new-blogger.html

Anyway, now that you are back from ordering her book:  She is researching a book on MRSA,.  As you know, I have written several blog entries on MRSA, so it is most welcome that someone is picking up the gauntlet full-time and dedicating a sizeable portion of her time and intellect toward monitoring and documenting this topic.  I have created a link to Superbug on this Blogsite, and you can also find her at: http://drugresistantstaph.blogspot.com/ .

Welcome, Maryn!

Reader Comments (2)


If you are looking for an idea, what about the following?

As Tamiflu is now next to useless against H5N1, what other drugs are available?

Silly me, got the Tamiflu, just in case, now it is useless. Are we back to keeping our fingers crossed, that you don't get sick. Have you heard of any new drugs that might be coming on to the market?

March 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervictoira

I have been so focused on following H5N1 that I realised today that I know next to nothing about MRSA. My 5-year old son was at the playground this afternoon playing with a 6-year old boy and as I am talking to his mother she casually informs me that her son is, "90% over MRSA" (insert my snarky thought here about where the percentile gauge on her son was!!!). Needless to say this was a major eye-opener for me as I started trying to remember just how it was spread by contact - direct prolonged, short or casual??? Thankfully we had to leave early so we booked out of there after I scrubbed down my son's skin surfaces with some anti-bacterial wipes and then plopped him into a bath the second we got home. I will now be adding some MRSA knowledge to my education and thank you for posting about this author.

(Watch Jericho folks! Tuesday nights at 10:00 pm or any time at cbs.com)

March 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKim

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