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Default NZ Nurses Wear Flea Collars At Work

Last updated: December 24, 2010
New Zealand nurses wear flea collars

The nurses are reportedly resorting to flea collars made for animals.
A FLEA problem in hospitals in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, is forcing some nurses to wear flea collars to ward off the blood-suckers, The New Zealand Herald reported Sunday.
Staff were wearing flea collars on their ankles after being bitten, said Michael Quensell, of pest eradication company Ecolab.
Health authorities however warned against the collars - which emit toxins - saying they had not been tested on humans.
"I wouldn't recommend that because of some of the chemicals in them. People who put them on dogs and cats need to wash their hands carefully afterwards," Manukau District Health Board chief operating officer Ron Dunham said.
As an alternative, authorities provided information about electronic flea collars which emit noise to ward off the pests, but some nurses were still choosing the "real thing."
Middlemore Hospital - which has long been plagued with infestation problems - previously provided flea collars to staff in maternity units where no fumigation takes place due to the harm it could cause babies.

The fleas were believed to be brought in by patients who have pets at home and come from their clothes or blankets.

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Or, they could take garlic pills. Ghostie was literally infested with the damned things before I moved down here to Cincy. I've been taking garlic for years, and I only noticed a couple of bites on my ankles. (Beastie & Boudicca had them, too.)
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Oh good grief just have them dipped before they go home.




I've also heard that Mim, about the garlic pills.
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Oh good grief just have them dipped before they go home.




I've also heard that Mim, about the garlic pills.

Mosquitos leave me alone, too.
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