What to do with White Powder

2016-10-13T18:16:31-05:00November 6th, 2013|Disaster, Environmental, Infectious Disease|

1. You local fire department responded to an incident at the courthouse where about ¼ teaspoon of white powder spilled from an envelope that contained payment for a parking ticket. What level of decontamination is required for the person handling the letter and those in the room? A

Gentian Violet for Pediatric Thrush

2016-10-13T18:16:43-05:00February 12th, 2013|Infectious Disease, Pediatrics|

While it is often hard to find the bottle around our ED, gentian violent is an excellent treatment for tongue thrush in kids. It almost instantly dissolves off the plaques. However, be careful because the liquid stains EVERYTHING it touches and does not come off. So don't spill it in

Infectious Disease Reading List

2014-10-19T05:21:18-05:00September 15th, 2012|Infectious Disease, Toxicology|

Fascinating list of books that lets you understand the importance infectious diseases have had on the world and how disease have shaped the history of politics, nations, wars, migrations, and culture. Topics include malaria, smallpox, cholera, and more.