Even the thought of bed bugs makes my skin crawl. They are a mysterious cause for concern.
But as I read more about them I feel even more sad about the stigma that I have witnessed. The stigma that is based on irrational fear about how they are spread and the assumed failure of anyone who has been exposed. It is breaking my heart.
A colleague who is a brilliant doctor and medical director for infection prevention and health system epidemiology sent me an email that taught me a lot. Below are the materials he recommended that I read.
- A detailed plan of how to deal with bed bugs with a lot of great tips (including protection of staff)
- Very nice intro into the bed bug problem with great tips