Randolph County Health Department
Food Handlers Written test are given every Tuesday morning from 8:00am-9:00am. There is a $10.00 fee for the food handler's class. A study guide can be picked up at any time dailiy. A risk assessment form must be filled out before the food handlers test is given. This will determine if a TB skin test is required.
Food School will be: April 24, 2015 at the Health Department beginning at 8:00 am-no late entry will be permitted. Please come at least 15 minutes prior to the class beginning.
BONNIE'S BUG OF THE MONTH
CRE are a type of highly antibiotic resistant bacteria and have earned the name "killer bacteria" and "nightmare bacteria" because the death rate for infected patients is 40 - 50 percent. Found normally in the intestines, Klebsiella and E. coli are types of Enterobacteriaceae that have already learned how to resist most antibiotics. Broad-spectrum antibiotics called carbapenem are used to kill Enterobacteriaceae but when overused, the bacterium can become resistant to those antibiotics, too, and form CRE – carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae.
CRE infections usually occur in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care settings. Members of the general population are generally not at risk.
CRE is spread through contact with a contaminated specimen or surface then spread to others, usually those with compromised immune systems. Patients on long-term antibiotics, those using catheters or ventilators, or who have medical procedures with catheters or endoscopes not properly cleaned and sterilized, have the highest risk of becoming infected. CREmay cause bloodstream, wound or urinary tract infections or even pneumonia or meningitis.
SYMPTOMS usually include fever and chills. There may be sores that do not heal, especially if over-the-counter antibiotic treatments are used. Caregivers should monitor areas of swelling, redness or soreness that persist under the skin, as well, and watch for symptoms of fever and lethargy. Chances are you have not been exposed to CRE today, but just on general principles, don’t you think you should WASH YOUR HANDS!
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