Shepard Medical Products Announces CareMates™ Infection Protection Blog Website for the Latest News on Infectious Diseases

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ROSELLE, IL — Shepard Medical Products announced today their new blog website, CareMates™ Infection Protection, an online public health news service, underwritten by Shepard Medical and their CareMates brand. The blog can be accessed at The CareMates Infection Protection blog was created as a resource to health care professionals, health media, and the general public for the latest international news and original articles on communicable and infectious diseases.

Shepard Medical founder and president, Chris Wright, explains "We saw a critical need to get information out to the community of medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and others about infectious diseases on a day-to-day basis. There are a number of developing illnesses that these healthcare professionals see on the front lines, often before they are public knowledge. Our site was developed to keep people informed about the latest infectious disease news."

"We've assembled a top team of physicians, public health experts, and health journalists at Care-Mates' Infection Protection," said Gene J. Koprowski, MA., editor-in-chief. "Our site is the only daily, public health blog on the Internet dedicated to infection protection and infection control education. Our goal this year -- to be the go-to site for consumers in that market sector, the essence of infection control, and protection information."

The publisher of Infection Protection is Chris Wright, a health industry executive and internationally known entrepreneur, who has a number of health care inventions and patents to his credit. Editorial director and editor is Gene Koprowski, a journalist who has covered health care for 20 years, and was a winner of the National Institutes of Health Medicine in the Media Fellowship at Dartmouth College in 2006. Correspondents on the blog site include Toronto correspondent, Sridhar Nadamuni, a well-known health journalist.

About Shepard Medical Products and CareMates Since 1986, Shepard Medical Products has been an industry leader in the field of Infection Protection for the medical and food industries. Throughout the company's history, Shepard Medical has been committed to providing customers with the highest quality latex and synthetic gloves, hand sanitizing gel and wipes, and related infection protection products. Shepard Medical Products' commitment to finding solutions to customer needs has lead to products that exceed regulatory standards throughout the world, as well as the development and introduction of proprietary products, like the CareMates Infection Protection Line. For more information, call (800) 354-5683, (630) 539-7790 or visit

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