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Infection Control

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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Robots: The next frontier in infection control

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

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

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

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

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

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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Register now for Thursday's online seminar

LATHAM, NY — The first installment of the 2012 Critical Issues Online Seminar Series, an event centered around infection control and prevention, will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on March 22.
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Norovirus risk classified as high as terrorism at Olympics

LONDON — Health chiefs fear the fact hundreds of thousands of people from around the world will all be in one place this summer would increase the likelihood of contagious bugs or even new strains spreading.
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