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Infection Control

Register now for Thursday's online seminar

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LATHAM, NY — The first installment of the 2012 Critical Issues Online Seminar Series, an event centered around infection control and prevention, will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on March 22.
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Norovirus risk classified as high as terrorism at Olympics

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LONDON — Health chiefs fear the fact hundreds of thousands of people from around the world will all be in one place this summer would increase the likelihood of contagious bugs or even new strains spreading.
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CDC: Flu complicated by MRSA in Maryland

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ANNAPOLIS, MD — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that a recent cluster of severe influenza cases involving a seasonal H3N2 strain, were complicated in at least two cases by drug-resistant bacterial infections.
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Handwashing not second nature for docs

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HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA — A few years ago, Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles took to shaming their least compliant employees: Doctors.
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Last chance to have your questions heard

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LATHAM, NY — Be sure to register for the first installment of the 2012 Critical Issues Online Seminar Series, to be held next Thursday, March 22 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
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Cases of the flu on the rise

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WITCHITA, KS — Flu season took its time in arriving, but health officials say cases of the seasonal sickness are on the rise.
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Norovirus suspected in sportsplex evacuation

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TAYLOR, MI — Taylor Sportsplex was evacuated on Sunday after 25 hockey players came down with gastrointestinal issues.
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Kimberly-Clark launches patient safety education program

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ROSWELL, GA — Kimberly-Clark has announced the launch of the QR (Quick Response) Code Patient Safety Education Program.
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Hospital to test UV light to combat infections

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ROCHESTER, NY — Last fall, four Rochester area hospitals announced the formation of a partnership to combat Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections.
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Hundreds fall ill

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ALGONQUIN, IL — Norovirus is suspected as the reason hundreds fell ill at Westfield Community School.
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