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Preventing Legionella By Controlling Scale

Legionnaires' disease acquired its name in 1976 when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among persons attending a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia.
Jan De Baat Doelman
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Scale buildup in water systems promotes the growth of biofilms and creates a breeding ground for harmful bacteria like Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila), the fundamental agent of Legionnaires' disease.


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The Unseen Filth

Dale Grinstead, Ph.D.
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A deeper look into biofilms and cleaning tactics.
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Back to school doesn't have to mean back to illness

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Cintas identifies seven ways to reduce the impact of back to school illnesses.
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Hospital stalked by superbug

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From the summer of 2011 until January of this year, the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center battled a superbug that mysterious kept spreading.


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The Silent Cleaner

Michael Pinto
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Ultrasonic cleaning can achieve high levels of cleanliness through physical means rather than chemical processes.
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Go To The Head Of The Class

Amanda Martini-Hughes
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The use of ATP testing in your facility can help you and your staff ace any cleaning test thrown your way.
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Infection Awareness Should Not Take A Summer Vacation

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Germs and bacteria are workaholics, but don't let them outperform you.
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Defeat Hotel Room Bacteria With Handwashing

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While hotel patrons are able to supplement housekeepers' cleaning and disinfecting efforts with disinfectant wipes, the best course of action is to simply practice proper hand hygiene.


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CDC: Paid sick leave equates to healthier workers

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WASHINGTON — A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that workers with access to paid sick leave are 28 percent less likely overall to suffer nonfatal work-related injuries than workers without access to paid sick leave.
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Health department looking to fund in-school vaccines

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KNOXVILLE, TN — The Knox County Health Department is looking for ways to fund its in-school vaccine program as funding changes threaten their ability to fully fund the program.
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