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Since 1997, Infectious Awareables has been creating unique, science-based products designed to promote awareness of important public health issues. Their mission is threefold: to generate interest, discussion - even excitement, to support the efforts of those involved in research and education. Each year, IA contributes a portion of its proceeds to organizations that are dedicated to research, education or treatment.
On the reverse side of every tie you’ll find a “Learning Note” and scientific image source credits.
A portion of the proceeds from every purchase goes toward research and education.
Silk scarves are 11" x 48" Check the scarf page for more designs. Color choices may differ from the tie.
Tie your own silk bow ties with 2.5" wings and 36" max length
Regular neckties measure 58” but a few styles are available in XL = 62"

Anthrax Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Anthrax Biohazard Bacteria Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1700

$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Patterned after the micrograph of the spore-forming Bacillus anthracis bacteria, and laced between biohazard warnings. Anthrax is a highly lethal disease capable of causing shock and death in 24 – 36 hours. An effective vaccine has limited the danger to its primary target, farm animals. However, due to its airborne mode of transmission, it looms as a significant biological warfare threat.

Antibodies Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Antibodies Necktie
Infectious Awareables 4601

$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Antibodies are part of the human immune system. They are composed of Y-shaped proteins used by our bodies to identify offending stimuli called antigens (viruses, bacteria, parasites, toxins, transplanted organs, etc). Antibodies attempt to neutralize intruders by locking on and binding to them

Avian Flu Bird flu Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Avian Flu Virus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 4500

blue/black
$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf

Avian Flu Bird Flu Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Avian Flu Virus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 4501

black/red
$45.00 silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
Avian Flu is the latest in a series of emerging infections which seem to be "flying" toward us with increasing regularity. On the heels of HIV, SARS, and West Nile fever, "bird" flu threatens outbreaks of pandemic proportion, depending on whether the virus becomes more adept at spreading from person-to-person. So far, the most serious species, H5N1 has had limited spread in this mode, and has not continued beyond one person. Where it has struck, however, it has caused fatalities in more than half of those infected. Original images courtesy of Cynthia Goldsmith, Jacqueline Katz and Sherif R. Zakei, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Breast cancer awareness prevention early detection Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Breast cancer awareness prevention early detection Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Bed Bugs Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1600

$40.00 silk tie
$44.00 XL silk tie
$35.00 bow tie

Bed Bugs (Cimex tectularius) are in the news these days. Nesting in mattresses and bedding, bedbugs enjoy being close to humans and seem to prefer nice hotels or hostels. Outbreaks of these little nibblers have been reported world wide, especially in hotel environments, with NYC taking top honors for hospitality. This design features subtle exoskeletonss of the tiny nocturnal marauder accented by puffy little pillows. The bites of these blood-sucking and pesticide-resistant insects cause intense itching and welting capable of triggering allergic reactions.

Biohazard logo Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Biohazards Necktie
Infectious Awareables 5400

$45.00 silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
Biohazards are organisms or organic substances that threaten human or animal health, including medical waste as well as microbial toxins capable of causing both disease and mortality. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) categorizes various diseases in levels of biohazard, Level 1 (e.g. E. coli) being minimum risk, Level 4 (Ebola) being extreme risk. The universal symbol is a precautionary warning – so if you see it on something, you can be sure it is not a good thing!

Breast cancer awareness prevention early detection Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Breast Cancer Early Detection Necktie
Infectious Awareables 5701

$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf

Early Detection of Breast Cancer through screening - self exam, imaging and clinical exam - can result in successful survival rates exceeding 90%. While awareness is critical, continued vigilance is imperative for detection prior to symptoms when breast cancer is most easily treatable. Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the cells of the breast in women and men. Worldwide, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer after lung cancer (10.4% of all cancer incidence, both sexes counted)and the fifth most common cause of cancer death.

Clostridium difficile  colitis nocosomal infection Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Clostridium difficile Necktie
Infectious Awareables 5300

$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming bacillus currently increasing in prevalence and virulence, especially in hospital settings. It is capable of causing intestinal conditions ranging from mild diarrhea to fulminant, potentially fatal colitis. Testing is labor intensive and often inconclusive, and treatment can be problematic. Exposure to antibiotics can lead to what is known as CDAD (C. difficile - associated disease) – another instance of a cure causing as much harm as the disease! C. difficile is often transferred to patients via contaminated hands of health care personnel and remains a significant nosocomial issue. Original images courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dental Plaque Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1504

$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Dental Plaque Plaque is actually a complex biofilm composed of several dozen strains of bacteria. This design features coccoid cells clinging along side the thin pellicle layer covering the tooth enamel, along with the rods and 'chetes that make up the culture within a culture. A portion of all proceeds of sales for Dental Plaque ties and scarves are shared with OSAP and the OSAP Foundation. OSAP, the Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures, serves as the dental community's prime resource for information about infection control and safety.

Dust mites Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Dust Mites Necktie
Infectious Awareables 2000

blue/black, olive/taupe
$40.00 silk tie
olive/taupe
$44.00 XL silk tie
Living by the gazillions in mattresses, bedding, carpets and curtains, microscopic mites are often associated with severe asthmatic and allergic response. With over 18 million Americans suffering from asthma, and eradication of mite “activity” highly problematic, the impact of these creatures is significant.

Ebola Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Ebola Disease Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1342

$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
The Ebola virus is a vicious, “level 4” pathogen that can cause severe hemorrhaging and extremely high mortality. To date, human infection has been limited to bloodborne or fluid modes of transmission. Some strains, however, can be airborne, as in the outbreak at Ft. Detrick, Maryland in 1989. Fortunately, these strains thus far have been confined to animals. The natural host remains unknown.

Giardia Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Giardia Parasite Necktie
Infectious Awareables 4400

gray/purple or chocolate/red
$45.00 silk tie
Giardia lamblia is a one-celled parasite capable of causing severe abdominal symptoms when ingested, usually through contaminated food or water. It can also be transmitted to others via poor handwashing technique, particularly after changing diapers or using restroom facilities. The parasite has a characteristic long flagella and two prominent bodies, giving the appearance of “eyes.”

E coli Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

E. Coli Bacteria Necktie
Infectious Awareables 6150

$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Esherichia coli is a common intestinal bacterium. Certain strains, however, can be highly pathogenic, and can lead to severe illness or fatality, especially in the young, elderly or immuno-compromised. E.coli is often spread via contaminated vegetables, undercooked and contaminated beef, unpasteurized milk and juice. Food workers must be especially careful to implement good hygiene habits. E. coli presents a serious challenge to food industry, homemaker and parent, alike.

 

Foodborne pathogens Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Foodborne Six
Bacteria Necktie
Infectious Awareables 4300

$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf

 foodborne pathogens Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Foodborne Six
Bacteria Necktie
Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria, Shigella, Norwalk, E coli
Campylobacter: considered the most common bacterial cause of foodborne illness. Primarily from poultry, estimated to cause over 2 million U.S. infections annually.
Salmonella: estimated to cause 600 deaths annually, acquired mainly from beef, poultry, pork and eggs.
Listeria: not as well-known as Sal and E., but usually more deadly, with infections leading to blood poisoning or meningitis. Mainly a problem with ready-to-eat foods
Shigella: one of the most frequent causes of GI disease in people, nearly 500,000 cases annually in the U.S. Typically originates from food or water contaminated with human or animal waste. Passes easily between people – nursi
Norwalk virus: arguably the most common viral cause of foodborne illness, gets most headlines when lurking in hotels and cruise ships.
E. coli: a common, usually harmless intestinal bacteria, until it morphs into 0157:H7 producing a powerful and potentially lethal toxin. Most infections come from contaminated meat, especially beef, in the form of undercooked ground beef. The bacteria are often spread among the great “unwashed,” i.e. from poor handwashing or hygiene habits.

Gonorrhea Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Gonorrhea Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1041

gold or blue
$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie \
This design is based on the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, one of the oldest and most common of the STDs. Gonorrhea, often referred to as “GC,” is characterized by inflammation of the genitourinary tract, and can ultimately cause sterility, as well as serious complications in newborns.

Hantavirus Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Hantavirus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 3399

$45.00 silk tie
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a deadly disease from rodents. Humans can contract the disease when they come into contact with infected rodents or their urine and droppings. HPS was first recognized in 1993 and has since been identified throughout the United States. Although rare, HPS is potentially deadly. Rodent control in and around the home remains the primary strategy for preventing hantavirus infection.

Heliobacter pylori Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Helictobacter pylori
"Ulcers" Necktie
Infectious Awareables 3000

black/red
$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie

Heliobactor pylori Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Helictobacter pylori
"Ulcers" Necktie
Infectious Awareables 3001

tan
$45.00 silk tie
HELICOBACTER pylori (”ulcers”) is a gram negative bacterium associated with chronic abdominal gastritis and duodenal ulcers. Historically, “ulcers” were linked to stress, and only recently discovered to be related to infection. Treatment now centers on anti-microbial therapy.
A well-conditioned heart requires healthy striated muscle served by an arterial system uncompromised by build up of lumen-reducing plaque (atherosclerosis). This exciting design graphically depicts all the above, featuring healthy muscle accented by a succession of arterial conditions, from clear to clogged.

Heart Health dissection blood vessels Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Heart Health Necktie
Infectious Awareables 5200

$45.00 silk tie

Hepatitis b Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Hepatitis-B Virus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 2300

$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Hepatitis-B virus is a dangerous viral pathogen that causes severe liver disease. HBV is transmitted by sexual contact, transfusion or contaminated needles. It looms as a serious global threat, with at least 280 million cases occurring globally, many of whom become lifetime carriers.

Hepatitis C Infectious Awareables Hepatitis C microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Hepatitis-C Virus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 5800

$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Hepatitis-C virus (HCV) causes Hepatitis C, the most common bloodborne disease in the US. It can be dangerously silent for years before its damage to the liver is known. Hep C is four times more prevalent than HIV/AIDS and urgently requires greater awareness and research funding.

Hepatitis C Infectious Awareables Hepatitis C microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Herpes Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1175

$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
HERPES viruses include several families of “omnipresent” infectious agents. From HSV 1 to Herpes Zoster (Shingles) these nasties can range from very annoying to a downright nightmare. A relatively new vaccine for shingles is strongly recommended for “seniors. HERPES viruses are an unfriendly family of infectious agents that attack the immune system causing serious, painful and persistent symptoms. Unfortunately this is not a family easily dismissed, as the virus perseveres in the nerves both before and after active infection. Images courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, and other credentialed sources.

HIV Human Immune Deficiency virus Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

HIV: Human Immuno-deficiency
Virus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 3501

black/copper or silver/blue
$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 silk XL tie
silver/blue
$45.00 self tie bow tie
navy/red
$45.00 silk scarf

HIV Human Immune Deficiency virus Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

HIV: Human Immuno-deficiency
Virus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1227

$45.00 silk tie
Human immunodeficiency virus was first identified in the early 1980’s as the cause of a constellation of serious conditions, all of which contributed to a newly named complex called AIDS. Since that time, the virus has become pandemic, infecting and ultimately killing millions, primarily in under-developed world countries. Early and continuing reluctance to educate and promote awareness about HIV infection has contributed to the on-going tragedy surrounding the AIDS crisis.

Human genome chromosomes Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Human Genome Chromosome Necktie
Infectious Awareables 4200

navy/crimson or black/teal
$45.00 silk tie
black/teal
$55.00 XL silk tie
black/teal
$45.00 silk scarf
The Human Genome with all 24 chromosomes. First isolated in 2003, along with the 3 billion pair DNA sequence, the IA recreation of the human genome is truly cutting-edge science on silk. Images courtesy of Dept. of Energy Human Genome Project

Immunization flu influenza Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Immunization Flu Necktie
Infectious Awareables 4900

$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
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$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Revived development of new vaccines and increased public awareness of the benefits of immunization offers the promise of preventing a public health catastrophe similar to the Pandemic Flu of 1918, which is graphically featured in this design. The subtle blue overlay of vaccination paraphernalia is a reminder that it doesn’t take much to provide protection for a wide range of very nasty conditions. Original images courtesy of Dr. Terrence Tumpey and Cynthia Goldsmith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Influenza A flu Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Influenza-A Necktie
Infectious Awareables 2400

$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Influenza-A (Grippe) causes the “flu,” a highly contagious, potentially dangerous infection of the respiratory tract. Because it is so common, it often does not get the respect it deserves! In fact, the public health community is concerned about the possibility of global pandemic.

Mad cow prion BSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Mad Cow
Prion Necktie
Infectious Awareables 3901

orange or yellow
$45.00 silk tie
orange
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Mad Cow Disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy)is a degenerative, fatal disease affecting the CNS of adult cattle. It's believed that BSE is caused by a protein gone bad, called a Prion. A similar disease in humans is called variant CJD, and is believed to be caused by eating neural tissues from BSE-infected cattle. This design depicts a few bad guys glomming on to the good guys, eventually taking over and turning them all-bad. The twig-like structures in the background represent another configuration of these prions.

malaria Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Malaria Necktie
Infectious Awareables 2800

blue or silver
$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 silk scarf

malaria Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Malaria Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1232

$45.00 silk tie
Malaria is a serious infectious illness caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum. The parasites are injected into red blood cells by the Anopheles mosquito, causing the cells to eventually burst. In this accurately detailed design, taken directly from bloods smears by Dr. Rick Fairhurst, you malariologists will recognize the characteristic single and double "signet ring" appearance within the RBCs, overlaying the slide forms. Malaria kills nearly 2 million people annually, and is becoming increasingly resistant to treatment.

microarrary diagnostic Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

MicroArray Necktie
Infectious Awareables 4100

$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 silk XL tie
MicroArrays are diagnostic tests that provide biological information through gene expression analysis. The colors represent levels of gene activity used to understand and diagnose human disease. This design is based on Dr. Mark Shena’s pioneering work at Stanford University, first published in 1995.
MOLD is a serious environmental hazard, composed of varying types of FUNGI, and has wide-reaching health-related, legal and financial implications. This tie features: Stachybotrys (oblong with hyphae at end): the classic, toxic black mold, found in water-damaged or "leaky" buildings. The spores are choka-block with a variety of toxins; Aspergillus: (flower-like): looks beautiful,like a fanning flower, but can produce a very a nasty aflatoxin; Penicillium (faint "artist's brush" shape in background): a common environmental mold, with one of the more recognizable shapes for microbiologists. Original images courtesy of Niall Hamilton, BSC (Bachelor/Science), BHB (Bachelor/Human Biology).

mold spores mushroom fungi mycelium Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Mold Spores Fungus Mushroom Necktie
Infectious Awareables 4400

$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf

neurons synapse nerve cell Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Neuron Necktie
Infectious Awareables 2600

$45.00 silk tie
Neurons are the basic nerve cells of the nervous system, transmitting impulses electrochemically to and from the brain and spinal cord. It stands to reason that if we’re to make advancements in the treatment of neuropathologic, -plegic and degenerative conditions, we will need to unlock all the secrets of this biologic electrical system.

neurons synapse nerve cell Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Neuron Necktie
Infectious Awareables 2603

$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Special TN Edition Neurons design, in collaboration with TNA-The Facial Pain Association and its research division, The Facial Pain Research Foundation. These organizations are the primary sources of education, support and research for the terrifying condition known as Trigeminal Neuralgia, and related neuropathic diseases. Often referred to as the “suicide disease,” TN is an excruciatingly painful condition, typically affecting one side of the face. It is difficult to treat, and often impossible to cure.

parkinsons disease Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Parkinsons Disease Necktie
Infectious Awareables 3100

$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
Parkinson's disease is a progressive, degenerative condition of the Central Nervous System. Characterized by tremors, muscle rigidity, and labored walking and speaking, its cause and cure are unknown. Research is critical in the effort to combat this insidious, debilitating disease, affecting millions globally.

Yersinia pestis plague black death Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Plague Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1225

$45.00 silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
Yersinia pestis is credited with killing up to two-thirds of the population of major European cities du ring the 14th century pandemic. Plague, often referred to as the “Black Death", is a bacterial disease transmitted by fleas, from rats to humans. It survives yet today as a potential killer.
Prevention centers on improved sanitary conditions and the eradication of rodent reservoirs.

polio virus rotary international Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Polio Virus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 2203

blue or black
$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 silk scarf

polio virus rotary international Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Polio Virus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 2203 - details

Poliovirus causes poliomyelitis, a CNS disease of once-epidemic proportions. A 1988 WHO resolution to eradicate polio originally targeted for completion in 2000- has resulted in elimination of the dread disease in 98-99% of the world. However, a difficult mopping up effort remains in order to achieve the goal of a polio-free global community. Presenting the Eradication Edition of our poliovirus (necktie, scarf) design, featuring incorporation of the famous Rotary International wheel logo. Rotary International and its PolioPlus foundation are at the forefront of the global campaign to eradicate polio once and for all! In conjunction with the World Health Organization and other agencies, Rotary International has helped eliminate this dread CNS disease in 98 - 99% of the world. A difficult challenge remains, however, to stamp out that last 1%, which if not addressed, could lead to reemergence.

IA strongly supports this campaign and will donate a portion of every sale to the PolioPlus foundation to help in its continuing efforts.

Rhinovirus common cold rhino Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Rhinovirus RNA Cold Virus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 4300

black/purple or burgundy/tan
$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Rhinovirus (Common Cold) is one of over 100 distinct RNA viruses that most often cause the common cold. Infection is transmitted by direct contact, aerosol inhalation, or indirectly by contaminated objects (fomites). Symptoms include dry scratchy throat, headache, nasal congestion, sneezing, and malaise.
SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) appears to be caused by a virulent emergent coronavirus originated by animals and migrated to humans. The epidemic of 2003 was remarkable for its rapid spread , high mortality rate, the speed of genomic ID, and the unprededated global cooperation towards containment.

Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

SARS Virus: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Necktie
Infectious Awareables 3701

navy/blue
$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie

Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

SARS Virus: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Necktie
Infectious Awareables 3700

black/ecru
$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf

Methicillin-resistant Multiple Resistance Staphloccus aureus MRSA Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Methicillin-resistant Multiple Resistance Staphloccus aureus MRSA Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

MRSA Multiple Resistance Staphloccus aureus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 4700

$45.00 silk 3 1/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
The MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) design draws attention to the increasingly serious issue of antibiotic resistance. Typically transmitted skin-to-skin, MRSA in its earliest form was primarily a “hospital-acquired” pathogen. However, it has now mutated into a “community-acquired” strain, characterized by excretion of a potent toxin which attacks the immune system and destroys tissues. It is important to note that resistant forms look the same as other bacteria except that they bear genes and products – as demonstrated in our design by the “glow” around the mutant strains - which protect them from antibiotics. Inspiration for this design was provided by APUA (Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics), an international organization dedicated to encouraging responsible use of antimicrobials and curbing antimicrobial resistance world wide.
Staph aureus infections can be as minor as a pimple, or as serious as a fulminating infection. A common bacteria typically residing on the skin, Staph can be lethal if introduced into the blood stream. Staph is one of the major contributors to nosocomial, or hospital-induced infections. To make matters worse, Staphyloccoccus is becoming increasingly dangerous as it builds resistance to anti-microbial therapy (antibiotics.)

Staphloccus aureus Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Staphloccus aureus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1603

grey or red
$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 silk XL tie
grey
$45.00 self tie bow tie

Embryonic stem calls Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Embryonic Stem Cell Necktie
Infectious Awareables 2700

navy/blue or grey/black
$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 silk XL tie
grey/black
$45.00 self tie bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Stem Cells don't look like much under the microscope. By being able to differentiate into specialized cells, however, these little precursor cells may play a key role in the cure and treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions. Time will tell, as the debate rages on.

Streptococcus pneumonia Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Streptococcus pneumonia Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Streptococcus pneumonia Necktie
Infectious Awareables 3301

$45.00 self tie bow tie
wine or blue
$55.00 silk XL tie
Streptoccus pneumonia is a bacterium responsible for blood, bone and ear infections, as well as for meningitis and pneumonia. Considering its morbidity rate in young children, its somewhat akin to a pediatrician’s “annuity!” It’s also a common nosocomial nasty, made even more so by it’s growing resistance to antibiotic therapy. A vaccine is available that is highly recommended for both children and seniors. Images courtesy of Dr. Rick Fairhurst

Swine Flue Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Swine Flue Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1000

green/cream or blue/gold
$45.00 silk tie
multi/black
$45.00 self tie bow tie

Pigs can harbor influenza viruses adapted to humans and others that are adapted to birds, allowing the viruses to exchange genes and create a pandemic strain.

Swine Flue Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Swine Flu Necktie
Infectious Awareables 5900

$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 XL silk tie

The current Swine Flu (H1N1) strain is a mélange of genetic RNA sequences from three separate hosts: pig, bird and human. By a process called “reassortment” a new strain is formed which may be highly virulent and transmissible. The design features individual RNA strands from each host; the resulting H1N1 combo-strain composed of all three; and individual H1N1 viruses. Original images of H1N1 courtesy of Cynthia S. Goldsmith and Amanda Balish, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga.

syphilis Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Syphilis Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1212

$40.00 silk tie
$35.00 self tie bow tie

Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Syphilis Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1213

$40.00 silk tie

Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Syphilis Necktie
Infectious Awareables 6149

$45.00 silk 3 1/4" tie
Based on the Treponema pallidum pathogen, this necktie design is a work of art. Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease caused by a spirochete, was at one time as feared as AIDS. Today, while we have the potential to eradicate this disease, we still see outbreaks which remind us of this serious threat. Syphilis can cause serious heart abnormalities, mental disorders, neurologic problems, blindness and death. It is characterized by distinct stages, usually over a period of years.

testosterone Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Testosterone Steroid Necktie
Infectious Awareables 3200

$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 silk XL tie
self tie bow tie $45.00
Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. The word hormone is derivative of the Greek word, "hormaien," which translates to "set in motion, begin action." In both men and women, testosterone plays a key role in health and well-being as well as in sexual functioning.

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TB: Tuberculosis Bacteria Necktie
Infectious Awareables 1400

$45.00 silk tie
Based on the Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogen, this necktie pattern is faithful to the slide, right down to the “red snappers.” TB, an age-old bacterial pathogen transmitted by airborne droplets, remains the greatest infectious killer in the history of man. It has re-emerged to pose a serious global threat, causing more than 2 million deaths each year, primarily in developing countries. Its multi-drug resistant (MDRTB) form is particularly dangerous and growing more wide-spread where crowded conditions and non-compliance to strict drug regimens are common.

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vaccinia Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Vaccinia Necktie
Infectious Awareables 3401

taupe/tan or blue/grey
$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf
Vaccinia virus, a less dangerous relative of variola, forms the basis for the smallpox vaccine which was used to accomplish one of history’s great public health achievements, global elimination of smallpox. Our design is dedicated to the courageous U.S. led WHO team instrumental in this effort. It features the two most typical appearances of the virus, brick and horseshoe shaped, and is highlighted by images of the bifurcated needle used in the vaccination process. Original images courtesy of Frederick Murphy, DVM, Ph.D., and Andrea Weisberg, LVD, NIAID/NIH.

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Vaccine Necktie
Infectious Awareables 6000

$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 silk XL tie
$45.00 self tie bow tie
VACCINATION is the introduction of an antigen (VACCINE) in order to produce immunity to a disease. Today, such public health menaces as measles, mumps, hepatitis A/B, chickenpox, pneumonia, meningitis, polio and influenza are all controllable – some, e.g. polio and measles, actually within reach of eradication. This design illustrates antigens triggering protective antibody production. A vaccination needle is discretely positioned at the lower border of the design.

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Waterborne Six
Bacteria Necktie
Infectious Awareables 4300

$45.00 silk 3 !/4"tie
$55.00 XL silk tie
$45.00 bow tie
$45.00 silk scarf

Waterborne pathogens Infectious Awareables microbe bacteria virus molecule cell disease microscope tie Necktie

Waterborne Six
Bacteria Necktie
Legionella, Norovirus, Pseudomonas, Hepatitis A, Cryptosporidium and E. coli
Legionella: arguably the most common viral cause of foodborne illness, gets most headlines when lurking in hotels and cruise ships.
Noroviruses: are a group of related, single-stranded RNA, nonenveloped viruses that cause acute gastroenteritis.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a rod-shaped organism that can be found in soil, water, plants, and animals. Because it rarely causes disease in healthy persons, but infects those who are already sick or who have weakened immune systems, it is called an opportunistic pathogen.
Hepatitis A: is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by Hepatitis A virus, which is most commonly transmitted by the fecal-oral route via contaminated food or drinking water. Following infection, the immune system makes antibodies against the hepatitis A virus that confer immunity against future infection.
Cryptosporidium: Cryptosporidium is a protozoan pathogen which does not utilize an insect vector and is capable of completing its life cycle within a single host, resulting in cyst stages which are excreted in faeces and are capable of transmission to a new host.
E. coli: E. coli are not always confined to the intestine, and their ability to survive for brief periods outside the body makes them an ideal indicator organism to test environmental samples for fecal contamination.

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West Nile Virus Necktie
Infectious Awareables 3801

gold/black or charcoal/red
$45.00 silk tie
$55.00 silk XL tie
$45.00 silk scarf
gold/black
$45.00 self tie bow tie
West Nile Virus is a flavivirus transmitted by mosquitoes after feeding on infected birds. In severe cases, WNV can induce encepthalitis and cause the death of its human host. While it may have started on the West Nile, it's now a permanently established resident of the Western Hemisphere.
Original images courtesy of Richard J. Kuhn, Ph.D. and Suchetana Mukhopadyay, Ph.D.

Healthy sleep is a complex blend of electrical rhythms and hormones, including: REM (rapid eye movement) for the dream state; Slow Wave for depth and tranquility; and Melatonin, a master regulatory hormone. Deficits in any of these elements can lead to debilitating sleep debt or disorder, conditions that are silently growing into a health crisis. “ZZZ’s and Dreams” is an accurate reproduction of molecular Melatonin, and actual REM and Slow Wave EEGs.
Original REM and Slow Wave images courtesy of Sarah Lamm Elder, MS, RPSGT, aka Sleepgeek!

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ZZZZ's, Melatonin and Sleep Disorders Necktie
Infectious Awareables 5100

$45.00 silk tie
$45.00 silk scarf

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Zika Necktie
Infectious Awareables 6148

$45.00 silk tie
$45.00 silk bowtie
Zika Virus Disease is an infectious disease spread primarily through the bite of the mosquito. Many people who have been infected are not aware of their infection. Although it is rare to die from Zika Virus disease, it is known to cause serious birth defects.

 

 

There is a separate page for Infectious Awareables Scarves plus another page for
Infectious Awareables Bow Ties.

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Microbes and Germs Mug
WC 332M

$10.00

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Top Ten Nurse Mug
WC 325M

$10.00

Text on Top Ten Nursing Mug:         Also available on Canvas Bag for $16.00
1. Pays better than the Waffle House, though the hours are not as good.
2. Fashionable shoes and sexy white uniforms.
3. Nweedles: Tis better to give than receive.
4. Reassure your parents that all bleeding stops... eventually.
5. Expose yourself to rare, exotic and exciting new diseases.
6. Interesting aromas.
7. Courteous and infallible doctors who always leave clear orders in perfectly legible handwriting.
8. Do enough charting to navigate around the world.
9. Celebrate holidays with all your friends - at work.
10.Take comfort that most of your patients survive no matter what you do.

There are some great Medical Neckties plus Medical Coffee Mugs and a few Medical Canvas Bags.
It would be fun to dress a team with a shirt for your specialty and challenge another practice to a softball or basketball etc. game for bragging rights or to fund a local charity or medical research fund. If you can pull off such an event I will offer a reduced price on the team colors. Instead of shirts and skins consider bones vs guts!
All ties are new and purchased from the manufacturer except for ties with "Collector" in the title.
Only these "Collector" ties have been gently used by a previous owner. Many of my customers collect ties in specific themes and I help them find treasures. Some ties were given as gifts to the wrong person and get passed on without even being worn. Other ties might have been chosen for a specific occasion and rarely worn again.
Consider these ties for a nice price on a beautiful tie that is no longer being printed. There are no flaws or stains and any tie can be returned if you are not pleased.
Payment accepted 1) by Paypal, 2) Discover, Mastercard or Visa Credit Card info by phone or
3) credit card info, check or money order by mail.
Single tie can be shipped as first class parcel for $4.00 (International Air Post for $6.00).
Any number of ties or other items shipped by Priority mail for $6.00
INSURANCE and TRACKING NUMBERS are available for an extra fee.
(International postage flat rate $12.00 for up to 4 pound package max 36" length + girth
You would need a separate quote for a larger package or to use priority mail for an insured package.)
Use the links below to add other products to take advantage of the flat rate shipping.

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"Whatdidyoubringme?"
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Grafton, WV 26354
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A tie by any other name - Help me collect the word for silk and necktie in many languages. I would also love to be able to say hello and and thank you! Any corrections would be appreciated: cravat (French), cravate, tail, neck tie, slips (Norway), ensfarvet silkeslips, Syvfoldede slips (Danish), cravatta, soie, stropdas, stropda (Netherlands), Seiden krawatte, silkki, solmio, silke slips, sioda, kravato (Dutch), corbata (Spanish), solmio, carbhat, gravata, dasi (Indonesia), krevat, krawat (Poland), gravata (Portugal), binder, kurbata (Tagalog), croata, ca vat, kpabatka

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