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Infection Control

Infection control at surgery centers sloppy

CHICAGO — A new federal study finds many same-day surgery centers have serious problems with infection control.
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E. coli has its benefits

WASHINGTON — Rice University scientist honored for research converting glycerine into high value products.
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Norovirus scare closes tween hotspot

MANHATTAN — The high-end Fifth Avenue doll shop and cafe American Girl Place reopened over the weekend after being closed for several days due to a norovirus scare.
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Introducing the first EcoLogo™ certified hand sanitizer

AKRON, OH — GOJO''s new PURELL® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer is made with 100 percent naturally renewable ethanol in a readily biodegradable formula.
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Norovirus lasts up to two weeks in elderly patients

LONDON — Researchers monitored and studied 13 patients aged 60 to 98 years suffering from norovirus and discovered that the average length of time the virus remained active was 14 days.
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Hand sanitizers' effectiveness in question

SEATTLE – Fourth grader Celia Vernon conducted an experiment to uncover answers on the effectiveness of hand sanitizers to kill Escherichia coli (E. coli).
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New strain of norovirus confirmed

ATLANTA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed that test samples submitted by the Lousiana Department of Health and Hospitals contain a new strain of norovirus.
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E. coli outbreak kills a child and sickens three others

VANCOUVER, WA — After the O157:H7 E. coli strain was identified, the Clark County Department of Public Health conducted an investigation that found Fletch Family Daycare''s hygienic practices were acceptable.
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Shigella advisory issued in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA — Outbreaks of shigellosis have been reported in Philadelphia, Allegheny, Dauphin and York counties.
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SDA responds to FDA's claims on triclosan

WASHINGTON - In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA( and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test and regulate such antibacterial ingredients.
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