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#Inktober2020 day 1 in my #PathogenPortraits series. After years of studying this in cow bums, it had to be #EcoliO157

It causes bloody diarrhoea & if that wasn't bad enough, sometimes kidney failure & death. More info @…
#sciart #microbiology Inktober2020 E. coli O157 c...
#Inktober2020 day 2 in my #PathogenPortraits series. 'The Clap' (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) b/c who doesn't 💚 green purulent discharge?

It's sexually transmitted but also from mother->newborn during birth to cause blindness.
More info:…

#sciart #microbiology Image
#Inktober2020 day 3 in my #PathogenPortraits series. The very 💛golden💛 #MRSA.

Minds it's own business on your skin, but if it gets inside, methicillin won't do a thing to stop it.

More info at #sciart #microbiology Methicillin resistant staph...
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With talk about asymptomatic transmission & #superspreaders with #COVID19, dug into a first & most fascinating story in public health when George Soper identified Mary Mallon as the healthy carrier of #typhoid, responsible of many outbreaks in #NYC.

I was able to find and reconstruct the 1919 article by George Soper in Military Medicine (thanks to Google, JSTOR, others) and put it together in the PDF link above for your enjoyment and consideration!

Here are some excerpts from this article which I found particularly amusing.
And if you want to be a hard-core historian of medicine, here is the link to Dr. Soper's original report in @JAMA_current from 1907!

JAMA link:…

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See thread. #Typhoid vaccination #Manus
1. Australia's recommendations re #Typhoid: PNG is known as a region with a high incidence of typhoid.
Aus govt recommends typhoid revaccination
3 years after a 3-dose course, or 5 years after a 4-dose course.…
2. Why are refugees & asylum seekers who #Australia forcibly sent to #Manus becoming infected with #Typhoid?
Australia knows that in PNG 'Typhoid fever has moderate to high incidence, and high mortality'.
Are refugees & asylum seekers revaccinated as recommended by Australia?
3. Whether men were vaccinated with 2x3 yearly doses or 1x5 yearly dose, #typhoid revaccination fell due during #PIH tenure.
Did PIH revaccinate the men in #Manus camps?
PIH received $21.5m over 10 months to provide healthcare in the #Manus camp small clinic.
PIH Negligence?
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Finally, some me time....

OK, been long I did this.... Lets get back into the mode gradually.

As usual, all names are fictional
Here goes:
[knock, knock]

"Your next patient has arrived"
"Please let him in"

[Mr. Akinade enter, bag in hand as usual. He owns a 6 petrol stations in the state, 6 different estate in 3 state. He dresses well, always looking pristine and sharp with a wicked sense of fashion.
He speaks with a measured tone of assurance and confidence]

"morning to you sir, how do you do today"
"I'm very well doctor, no I take that back. I'm not feeling too good" he responded.
"alright, what is the problem?"
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