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Infection Control

CA-MRSA: Is your team protected?

September 19, 2010
Our nation, our athletes, and our bodies are under siege by an onslaught of antibiotic-resistant pathogens, in spite of impressive advances in the creation of new drugs. Causes include: Improper
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Are playgrounds making children sick?

September 19, 2010
When thinking of unsanitary places, public restrooms, port-o-potties, and high traffic public areas come to mind. However, according to a hygiene surface test conducted by the International Journal of Environmental
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Contaminants in unusual places

September 19, 2010
Americans traveling to Europe may note an unusual charge on some restaurant bills. Added to the total tab may be a “cover charge,” which covers not the entry to the
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An integrated approach to infection prevention

September 19, 2010
Most experts agree that a multifaceted approach is the best way to help stem the tide of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). With the huge public health threat and cost drain that
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Myths and facts about infection prevention

September 19, 2010
An article published in 1998 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that in 1995, 88,000 deaths — one death every six minutes — could be attributed
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Janitor versus 'superbug'

September 19, 2010
In facilities around the world, battles are waged every day with uncertain consequences. The outcomes are life or death, health or illness, and normalcy or mourning for families of
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Maintaining nursing homes

September 19, 2010
In recent years, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities — both of which provide long-term care, usually for older individuals requiring different levels of services — have hired building service contractors
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Proving cleaning produces healthier environments

September 19, 2010
Overall, feedback from the Cleaning Industry Research Institute’s (CIRI) second symposium, which was held earlier this year at the University of Maryland, was positive. One goal of the conference is
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Prevent MRSA with detection and cleaning

September 19, 2010
In 1996, a pair of Chicago doctors noticed an unusual disease that was causing serious illness, even death, among the city’s school-age children, athletes, and normally healthy people. Apparently, increasing
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Dealing effectively with MRSA?

September 19, 2010
I am not going to talk about what industry specialists and experts have discussed in the past, regarding the CDC and EPA protocols and procedures for MRSA control. I am
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