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Infection Control

Credit cards rack up the germs

LONDON — According to a recent study, nearly half of the credit cards we swipe without a second thought could be carrying high levels of bacteria.
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NHS cuts ARAMARK

TORONTO — Amid allegations of less than ideal housekeeping, the Niagara Health System is cutting ties with its cleaning services provider, ARAMARK.
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Flu season started late but spreading fast

PAYSON, AZ — The health department is urging those who are most vulnerable to still get vaccinated against the seasonal illness.
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Ecolab Healthcare launches EnCompass O.R.

ST. PAUL, MN — AORN awards "Seal of Recognition" to EnCompass Operating Room Training Program for meeting recommended best practice guidelines.
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APIC supports budget increase for NHSN

WASHINGTON — The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has embarked on an advocacy campaign calling on Congress to support the $12 million increase for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention''s (CD) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), as requested in President Obama''s budget.
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Robots: The next frontier in infection control

GREENSBORO, NC — With a few flashes of light, the Xenex System, which looks a little like R2D2 of Star Wars fame, gets down to the business of battling infections.
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Restaurant to blame for norovirus

PRINCETON, NJ — More than 150 Princeton University students who fell ill with norovirus this winter could have been exposed to the virus from a local restaurant.
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Flu season not over

ALBERTA, CANADA — Despite the warm weather most are enjoying, health officials are warning that flu season is not yet over.
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Attend today's infection control seminar

LATHAM, NY — Today is the day for the Infection Control Online Seminar, which will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
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Colds: Prevent with knowledge

WESTERVILLE, OH — Washing your hands with soap and water and keeping your home or building clean may be among the best ways to prevent colds.
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