Health officials have reported that a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS has apparently spread from patients to healthcare workers in eastern Saudi Arabia.
Color coding, matting systems, hand washing and proper training can all contribute to an effective infection control program.
A new study has shown that women's handbags harbor more bacteria than the average toilet, and that that one in five handbag handles is home to sufficient bacteria to pose a risk to human health.
With rates and deaths associated with Clostridium difficile at historically high levels, many hospitals have taken extra steps to reduce these infections.
The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) is directing facilities to guidelines published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the spread of CRE.
Cleaning professionals need to take precautions to help control the spread of the influenza virus, norovirus and other pathogens in their facilities.
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), such as (Clostridium difficile) (C. diff), norovirus and even carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), are becoming increasingly more resistant to traditional treatments and harder to kill.
We are taught from a very young age that clean hands are important; as children, we are instructed to wash them before eating, after visiting the restroom, following contact with sick individuals and any time they appear dirty.