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Infection Control

NHS cuts ARAMARK

March 28, 2012
TORONTO — Amid allegations of less than ideal housekeeping, the Niagara Health System is cutting ties with its cleaning services provider, ARAMARK.
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Flu season started late but spreading fast

March 28, 2012
PAYSON, AZ — The health department is urging those who are most vulnerable to still get vaccinated against the seasonal illness.
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Ecolab Healthcare launches EnCompass O.R.

March 27, 2012
ST. PAUL, MN — AORN awards "Seal of Recognition" to EnCompass Operating Room Training Program for meeting recommended best practice guidelines.
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APIC supports budget increase for NHSN

March 27, 2012
WASHINGTON — The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has embarked on an advocacy campaign calling on Congress to support the $12 million increase for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention''s (CD) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), as requested in President Obama''s budget.
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Robots: The next frontier in infection control

March 26, 2012
GREENSBORO, NC — With a few flashes of light, the Xenex System, which looks a little like R2D2 of Star Wars fame, gets down to the business of battling infections.
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Restaurant to blame for norovirus

March 23, 2012
PRINCETON, NJ — More than 150 Princeton University students who fell ill with norovirus this winter could have been exposed to the virus from a local restaurant.
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Flu season not over

March 22, 2012
ALBERTA, CANADA — Despite the warm weather most are enjoying, health officials are warning that flu season is not yet over.
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Attend today's infection control seminar

March 22, 2012
LATHAM, NY — Today is the day for the Infection Control Online Seminar, which will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
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Colds: Prevent with knowledge

March 21, 2012
WESTERVILLE, OH — Washing your hands with soap and water and keeping your home or building clean may be among the best ways to prevent colds.
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Hospital's ban on visitors continues

March 21, 2012
SHEFFIELD, UK — A ban on visitors at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital, hit by an outbreak of norovirus, is starting to show results.
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