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Infection Control

Introducing the first EcoLogo™ certified hand sanitizer

April 26, 2010
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

April 21, 2010
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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Hand sanitizers' effectiveness in question

April 21, 2010
SEATTLE – Fourth grader Celia Vernon conducted an experiment to uncover answers on the effectiveness of hand sanitizers to kill Escherichia coli (E. coli).
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New strain of norovirus confirmed

April 16, 2010
ATLANTA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed that test samples submitted by the Lousiana Department of Health and Hospitals contain a new strain of norovirus.
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<I>E. coli</I> outbreak kills a child and sickens three others

April 13, 2010
VANCOUVER, WA — After the O157:H7 E. coli strain was identified, the Clark County Department of Public Health conducted an investigation that found Fletch Family Daycare''s hygienic practices were acceptable.
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<I>Shigella</I> advisory issued in Pennsylvania

April 12, 2010
HARRISBURG, PA — Outbreaks of shigellosis have been reported in Philadelphia, Allegheny, Dauphin and York counties.
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SDA responds to FDA's claims on triclosan

April 9, 2010
WASHINGTON - In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA( and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test and regulate such antibacterial ingredients.
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Norovirus closes Harvard Faculty Club twice in one week

April 8, 2010
CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Harvard Faculty Club, which was closed on March 30 because of a norovirus scare, will remain closed for at least seven days while the entire building is cleaned and disinfected.
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'Strep zoo' infection prompts deep cleaning at animal shelter

April 6, 2010
HUNTING PARK, PA — After all of the animals are removed from the shelter, every surface in the facility will be degreased and disinfected before new animals are brought in — a process expected to take four days to complete.
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Utah hospitals are exceptions to increase in C. diff cases

April 5, 2010
OGDEN, UT – A study of 28 Southeast hospitals done by Duke University showed C. diff was 25 percent more common than MRSA.
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