A swine flu free posting!

For the last week we've all found ourselves immersed in swine flu. I don't know about you, but I'm having swine flu fatigue. I'm starting to believe it would be fun to think about MRSA again, or maybe Acinetobacter. As bad a bug as it is, there's been no emergency meetings, daily briefings or calls from the local media about Acinetobacter. So I thought I'd find you something tonight to take your mind off of H1N1.

Take a look at this recent article by Dr. Kent Sepkowitz in the online magazine Slate. In a piece that's both funny and factual, he describes how the New York Yankees have decided to coat their locker rooms, training rooms, showers, and coaches offices with an antimicrobial substance, and points out the folly of this endeavor. Although you will see his writing frequently in Slate and the New York Times, in his day job Kent's a card-carrying hospital epidemiologist who works at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.


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