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Infection Control

A Focus On Outbreak Control

As with all of our CM/Spotlight issues, we dissect a viral issue that plagues our industry. Something on top of many minds is controlling the spread of harmful germs and
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Cruising For Health

When it comes to hygienic cleaning, we must recognize that there are many components along with two cleaning "modes" or procedures that must be followed. The first is routine cleaning.
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Infection Control In Health Care Facilities — Who's Responsible?

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To sanitize or disinfect, that is the question

Ever increasing concerns about bacteria, cross-contamination, and infectious diseases like MRSA, norovirus and C. difficile have led manufacturers to develop sanitizers and disinfectants with broader kill claims that have less
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What custodial workers should know about hand hygiene

All cleaning workers have one thing in common: They run the risk of being exposed to biological hazards that can include disease-causing pathogens. These hazards obviously have the potential to
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Cleanliness In U.S. Hospitals

Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor is in response to a previous letter published in the November issue of CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management®. In the letter, the
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Balancing green with clean

“The mathematics of uncontrolled growth are frightening. A single cell of the bacterium E. coli would, under ideal circumstances, divide every 20 minutes. That is not particularly disturbing until you
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CA-MRSA: Is your team protected?

Our nation, our athletes, and our bodies are under siege by an onslaught of antibiotic-resistant pathogens, in spite of impressive advances in the creation of new drugs. Causes include: Improper
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Are playgrounds making children sick?

When thinking of unsanitary places, public restrooms, port-o-potties, and high traffic public areas come to mind. However, according to a hygiene surface test conducted by the International Journal of Environmental
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Contaminants in unusual places

Americans traveling to Europe may note an unusual charge on some restaurant bills. Added to the total tab may be a “cover charge,” which covers not the entry to the
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