Hepatitis A (HAV)

Hepatitis A (HAV) 100 Americans die each year from Hepatitis A. Each year, an estimated 180,000 Americans contract HAV infections.The annual cost to the United States for treating HAV and associated care is $200 million. Hepatitis B (HBV) HBV is 100 times more infectious than HIV. HBV can live on dry surfaces for at least

Current antimicrobial treatments

Many Americans hold the false belief that because they have never taken antibiotics, they are somehow not susceptible to certain microbial infections. This is far from the truth. Even those who have never taken antibiotics can “catch” or be infected with the resistant, many times deadly, microbe created by others’ misuse of antibiotics. Recently, the

Is Something Worse Than Black Death On The Horizon?

With the advent of antibiotics in the 1950’s, bacterial infections in the minds of many Americans became no longer deadly but a simple nuisance. The then segregated America virtually eliminated diseases like polio, lock jaw (tetanus), tuberculosis, and typhoid fever. America became a virtual disease free paradise when compared to the rest of the world.