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Infection Control

Man with Legionnaires' files suit

April 23, 2012
OCEAN CITY, MD — A Virginia man who contracted Legionnaires'' disease while staying at the Plim Plaza Hotel is filing a lawsuit worth $6 million.
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New flu strain could impact young children

April 23, 2012
ATLANTA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking a new strain of the influenza virus that could seriously impact children under the age of 10.
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Antibacterial pillow awarded for innovation

April 19, 2012
DUBLIN, IRELAND — A new pillow, specially designed for use in hospital settings, has won a prestigious prize for innovation.
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Influenza rattles Veterans Home

April 17, 2012
ROCKY HILL, CT — A late-season influenza outbreak at the Connecticut State Veterans Home sent at least 18 previously inoculated persons to the hospital.
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Characteristics of high-quality infection preventionists

April 17, 2012
TOWSON, MD — Karen Mackie, infection control manager at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), explains five must-have characteristics of top-tier infection preventionists.
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No MRSA in this hospital

April 16, 2012
CROYDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Although no MRSA cases were recorded, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust did see 27 cases of Clostridium difficile (C. diff).
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School shut down by virus

April 13, 2012
GERMANTOWN, OH — Valley View Local Schools will be closed until Monday because of an outbreak of a highly contagious virus.
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Recent study reveals poor hospital cleaning

April 13, 2012
PETERBOROUGH, ON — The health of hospital patients, staff and visitors is increasingly at risk, according to a March 2012 study.
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Resident tests positive for "novel" flu

April 12, 2012
OGDEN, UT — An unusual strain of influenza that has hospitalized three people in the U.S. and is not included in this year''s vaccination, has been identified in Weber County.
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Live experiment shows effect of antimicrobial copper surfaces

April 11, 2012
NEW YORK — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) — the super virulent bacteria that is a leading cause of infections during patient hospitalization — has met its match: Antimicrobial copper.
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