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Bedbugs invade hospitals
MarketWatch ^ | April 22, 2013 | Jen Wieczner

Posted on 04/22/2013 11:14:37 AM PDT by george76

Why more patients share rooms with the blood-sucking pests.

As if adapting to health-care reform and curbing the “nightmare bacteria” weren’t challenge enough, hospitals are increasingly plagued by another problem: Bedbugs.

More than a third of pest management companies treated bedbug infestations in hospitals in 2012, 6% more than the year before and more than twice as many as in 2010, according to a survey released today by the National Pest Management Association. The percentage of exterminators dealing with bedbugs in nursing homes has also almost doubled since 2010, to 46%. Bedbug experts also report seeing them in ambulances.

Hospitals are already cracking down on anything that could increase the risk of patient infections, which not only can be deadly but may also lead to more readmissions and reduced federal funding under the Affordable Care Act. While bedbugs have not been found to transmit infections to humans, they leave itchy bites after feeding on people’s blood, which can lead to secondary infections when victims scratch, opening themselves up to bacteria. This is especially problematic in hospitals, where there is a greater likelihood of catching the highly potent and contagious staph infection known as MRSA, says Dr. Jorge Parada, medical director of the infection prevention and control program of Loyola University Health System in Chicago. “You don’t need one more ingredient to increase your risk of infections in the hospital,”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Florida; US: New York; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: bedbug; bedbugs; bloodsucking; healthcare; outbreak; pests

1 posted on 04/22/2013 11:14:37 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Because they are in search of a weakened host??


2 posted on 04/22/2013 11:16:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: george76

Hospitals really are not good places for sick people...


3 posted on 04/22/2013 11:21:59 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: george76

More Western decadence!


4 posted on 04/22/2013 11:22:31 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: george76

Just had a patient come in to the ER last week COVERED in bed bugs....


5 posted on 04/22/2013 11:23:48 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: george76

illegals bringing their pillow pigeons with them to our hospitals for free health care.

Those and “legal” chechnyan types.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 11:25:24 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: george76

I thought this thread was about the Saudi with the alleged burns.


7 posted on 04/22/2013 11:27:58 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Kozak
Just had a patient come in to the ER last week COVERED in bed bugs....

Suggestion: walk them through a sheep dip station.

8 posted on 04/22/2013 11:28:42 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: george76

Third world nation immigrants will bring them every time.

Maybe immigration reform should include a bed-bug check.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 11:31:27 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: george76

“Say ello to my leel’ friend!”

Scarface.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 11:42:53 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Vaquero; Kozak

Just had a patient come in to the ER last week COVERED in bed bugs....

Suggestion: walk them through a sheep dip station
= = = = = = = = = = = = =
Used to be a sure fire way to cure oneself of ‘The Crabs’.

Scissor cut half of affected area.
Use lighter fluid on other half.

Set fire to lighter fluid half, then as the survivors are escaping the fire, stab them with the scissors.

Works every time...(So I am told).


11 posted on 04/22/2013 11:45:23 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: george76

'Ancient scourge' no more? Bed bugs thwarted by bean leaves in study
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-bedbugs-bean-leaves-bioinspired-20130411,0,379050.story


12 posted on 04/22/2013 11:49:29 AM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: xrmusn

Heard that one back in 1966.

Also heard blue ointment and tight underwear does the trick.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 11:50:59 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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We HAVE a decon shower. This guy came by EMS.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 11:55:00 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Vaquero

Yes, good old Blue Ointment.....

Works,just make sure it doesn’t come in contact with the mucous membrane.

Also, ‘clap’ becomes NSU if an Officer/NCO/ or on the career track......

BTW, I am just citing these bits from what I have heard NOT personal actions. That is my story and I am sticking to it. <: <:


15 posted on 04/22/2013 11:58:41 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: george76

The weak point of bedbugs is that they cannot handle temperatures greater than 120F even for a short while. So the best bet is to move furniture and smaller items like clothes and rugs, to a rented truck with a heater in the back. When the temperature at bed level reaches 120F, you are done.

At the same time, fumigate the empty building.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 12:08:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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17 posted on 04/22/2013 12:10:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: george76
Bedbugs are hard to get rid of...The Plaza Hotel in New York has them.

Too bad we can use DDT on them.

18 posted on 04/22/2013 12:11:07 PM PDT by SadAboutAmericasFuture
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

My mom tells the story when they were in New York with my dad training for WWII. The basement they rented from some lady had bugs of some sort, so they waited for a really cold day (it ended up being after Christmas) and took EVERYTHING out into the yard (rugs, curtains, etc.) and then scrubbed down the place.

The landlady came home and my mom didn’t want to embarrass her when she asked what the heck was going on. Mom said it was a custom she grew up with that just after Christmas they give the house a good cleaning.

Can’t remember if it worked or not!


19 posted on 04/22/2013 12:17:39 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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20 posted on 04/22/2013 12:19:26 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: george76

One simple treatment with DDT will kill the bugs dead!

Oh, wait!


21 posted on 04/22/2013 2:25:08 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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... they cannot handle temperatures greater than 120F even for a short while

So no worries, Global Warming will solve the problem.

22 posted on 04/23/2013 7:20:18 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Background checks, Mr. President? You first ...)
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To: NonValueAdded

The trouble is that since Algore arrived from the kingdom of Frigia on his home world of the ice planet Hoth, he has become the new Jack Frost of Earth, bringing cold temperatures and blizzards wherever he goes.

All he demands is that we meet him halfway, by lowering the temperature of planet Earth to an average -20F, and recognize him as the ruling prince of the planet.


23 posted on 04/23/2013 11:25:03 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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