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Infection Control

New whooping cough fears as kids start school

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — As Bay Area children settle in for a new year of school, public health officials statewide are preparing for fresh outbreaks of whooping cough in the face of the worst epidemic of the disease in 50 years.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional invests in San Antonio skin care plant

ROSWELL, GA — Kimberly-Clark Professional has undertaken a series of improvements and investments in its San Antonio, Texas, facility to meet the growing global demand for its skin care products and other hygiene offerings.
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CDC says hospital-acquired MRSA infections on the decline

WASHINGTON — Experts say better infection control may have antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus on the run.
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Wipes are a preferred health care hard surface disinfectant

WASHINGTON — Wipes are a preferred hard surface disinfectant in the health care setting, according to a number of infection preventionists surveyed by BioScience Laboratories Inc.
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Hospital acquired infections can be prevented

WASHINGTON — Core, one of the most recognized providers of commercial indoor air quality services, provides testing services to ensure the air in health care facilities doesn''t lead to nosocomial infections.
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Whooping cough cases doubled in July

SANTA CLARA, CA — Whooping cough cases in Santa Clara County more than doubled in July, prompting concerned local health officials to urge adults to get booster shots for the vaccination.
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Environmentalists sue to limit 'antibacterial' chemicals

WASHINGTON — An environmental group is suing the Food and Drug Administration to press the agency to restrict antimicrobial chemicals used widely in soaps, hand sanitizers and a wide range of other consumer products.
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Health officials searching for source of California pertussis outbreak

SACRAMENTO — Federal health officials are currently searching for the cause of what is set to be California''s worst pertussis, or whooping cough, outbreak in the last 50 years.
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Whopping cough epidemic in California takes an ugly shape

LOS ANGELES — According to reports, as many as 1,500 cases through July 13 have been registered, with the number of affected people continuously rising.
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Germ debate: Toilet versus desk

SEATTLE – One of these surfaces have approximately 400 times more bacteria than the other.
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