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Infection Control

umf signs multi-year deal with Sodexo

CHICAGO — umf Corporation will provide infection prevention products to all Sodexo markets.
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Restaurant investigated for norovirus

FORT WAYNE, IN — A local Mexican restaurant is under investigation after nearly 20 people fell ill after eating there on Sunday, March 25.
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MRSA exposure closes school

SAN DIEGO — On Friday, a private school was closed in order to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after students might have been exposed to a deadly bacteria.
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Canadian government reviews triclosan

WASHINGTON — In light of a Canadian government review of a key antibacterial ingredient, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) reminded consumers that triclosan has a decades-long track record of safe and effective use in personal care and hand hygiene products.
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Flu claims another victim

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Health has reported a seventh flu death in connection to this year''s flu season.
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Credit cards rack up the germs

LONDON — According to a recent study, nearly half of the credit cards we swipe without a second thought could be carrying high levels of bacteria.
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NHS cuts ARAMARK

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

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.

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

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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