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Infection Control

Health officials worry as pertussis cases rise

COLUMBUS, OH — City and county health officials are concerned over a spike in pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and are urging doctors to be on the lookout for it.
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Cintas announces top five things infection preventionists should know

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Laundering temperatures, fabric denier and handling procedures all impact infection control efforts.
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Beth Israel receives award for MRSA project

NEW YORK — New York City''s Beth Israel Medical Center received the IPRO Quality Award for 2010.
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Join the fight against MRSA

CHICAGO – World MRSA Day, Oct. 2, 2010.
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Ecolab launches surface disinfectant effective against <i>C. Diff.</i>

ST. PAUL, MN — Ecolab launches first EPA-approved, ready-to-use hard surface disinfectant effective against C. Diff.
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Would a booster shot help prevent whooping cough?

SACRAMENTO, CA — Whether the elderly should get a booster shot despite their age is one of the puzzles complicating the fight against whooping cough.
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California declares whooping cough epidemic

LOS ANGELES — Five babies have died since January and the number of confirmed cases is four times higher than the same period last year: Health officials urge anyone in contact with infants to be inoculated.
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How clean is the Stanley Cup?

CHICAGO — The Stanley Cup isn''t the germ bomb you might suspect.
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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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