- Study: Interaction of Silver Nanoparticles with Tacaribe Virus
Silver nanoparticles (10nm) have shown to be bactericidal, which is “promising in light of the growing number of antibiotic resistant bacteria.”
- “More than 200,000 people are hospitalized on average for flu-related complications each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Annual U.S. flu deaths have ranged as low as 3,000 and as high as 49,000.” Hospitals Brace as Ebola Panic, Flu Season Collide- Written by Bill Berkrot and Yasmeen Abutaleb
- On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. “Avoid the ‘back-to-school plague’” Written by Jen Christensen, CNN.
- Approximately 5-20% of Americans develop the flu and roughly 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related symptoms each year. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S. Public School Students in grades K-12 miss approximately 22 million school days each year due to the common cold.
- You’re 100 times more likely to catch a cold while on a plane than you are in your day-to-day routine. Journal of Environment Health.
- The monthly average of American airline travelers is estimated at 26 million travelers according to the Abritron Airport Study.
Latest Health News
- Med City News writer Nicole Oran says, “Your grueling days of sacrificing your health for your style are gone. Grab your Marf and go. And definitely don’t forget to bring it to the airport.” Who says fashion and germaphobia can’t go hand in hand?
- The Fiscal Times: “Got Ebola Phobia? 11 New Germ Fighting Product” (Marfs are featured on slide #8)
- WSJ’s Sumathi Reddy: Virus Went From Front Door to Half the Office in Four Hours, Study Finds
- New York Time’s Best Selling Author, Sophie Uliano, calls the Marf “GENIUS!” in her blog: Top Green Festival Picks
- “Three Confirmed cases of MRSA within School District within Cardinal School District in Geauga County“
- Deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola Virus: What you need to know – “Airline carriers, crew members, and airports can be very important partners in that front line,” Cetron told CNN.
- Latest News from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Newsroom: http://cdc.gov/media/index.html
- Airline Representatives will be meeting with FAA to discuss further prevention of bacteria and virus. Click here to read the full article! Marfs should be given to every passenger before boarding a plane!
- ABC News Health Headlines
- Journal of Environmental Health and Research “There is growing evidence in the literature to support the belief that bacteria and viruses are more likely to cause infection during air travel.”
“How Sneeze Particles Travel Inside An Airplane”
Loren Grush, a writer for Popular Science, recently contributed an article detailing how germ particles from a sneeze travel throughout an aircraft. The video above was created by ANSYS, a company that specializes in precise simulation software, to simulate the pattern of airflow in aircrafts in order to help airlines, health officials and agencies trace how flu particles are dispersed while flying at 39,000 feet.
After watching this video, I’m sure you’ll never leave home without your Marf! (I know I won’t)
You can view Grush’s full article here: http://www.popsci.com/article/science/how-sneeze-particles-travel-inside-airplane