Archives for December 20, 2006

Respectful Insolence with the Weblog Awards "Best Medical Weblog"

Many, many congratulations to Orac for an outstanding Medical Blog!  Wow.



Don’t forget that the Medical Blog Awards are still accepting nominations.

In case you needed another reason to avoid Lybia

Six Resentenced to Death in Libyan AIDS Case –

Six foreign health workers were condemned to death by a Libyan court Tuesday on charges they deliberately infected more than 400 children with the HIV virus, in a lengthy case that has set back Libya’s attempts to repair relations with the United States and Europe. The sentence drew immediate strong condemnation from Washington, European capitals and medical groups, which said the real culprit appeared to be poor hygiene and medical services in the hospital where the children were infected.

In case you haven’t been following this:

Independent medical studies have shown that the infections, which prosecutors allege occurred in the late 1990s at a hospital in the Mediterranean city of Benghazi, predated the 1998 arrival of the six workers at the hospital by at least several years.