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Infection Control

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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Norovirus scare closes tween hotspot

MANHATTAN — The high-end Fifth Avenue doll shop and cafe American Girl Place reopened over the weekend after being closed for several days due to a norovirus scare.
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Introducing the first EcoLogo™ certified hand sanitizer

AKRON, OH — GOJO''s new PURELL® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer is made with 100 percent naturally renewable ethanol in a readily biodegradable formula.
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Norovirus lasts up to two weeks in elderly patients

LONDON — Researchers monitored and studied 13 patients aged 60 to 98 years suffering from norovirus and discovered that the average length of time the virus remained active was 14 days.
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