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Infection Control

Scientists explore plasma as disinfectant

NEW YORK — Several laboratories are developing prototype devices that use plasma to inactivate bacteria, viruses and fungi in seconds.
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School absenteeism down due to hygiene efforts

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA — Attendance at schools in Richmond County has remained constant despite flu season due to increased hygiene awareness.
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Norovirus outbreak confirmed at state prison

BOISE, ID — The private Idaho Correctional Center has confirmed an outbreak of norovirus.
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WHO to determine if H1N1 has peaked

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet for an emergency committee meeting later this month to determine whether the H1N1 pandemic has peaked.
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Hand washing website launched for teachers and students

ATLANTA – Georgia-Pacific Professional has launched the ''Art of Washing Hands'' website, offering interactive hand washing and hygiene information to elementary school teachers and students.
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DadePaper launches hygiene improvement program for long-term care facilities

MIAMI, FL — DadePaper announced the launch of HyProtection Zone, a program designed to improve housekeeping and hygiene in long-term car facilities.
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School closes after suspected norovirus outbreak

MIDDLETOWN, RI — A private high school was forced to shut down for a week after 36 students and 11 staff members became sick in what appears to be a norovirus outbreak.
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Pro-Link launches hand hygiene program for college students

CANTON, MA — Pro-Link Inc., a JanSan marketing and buying group, has launched a new program to promote proper hand hygiene among college students.
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The free Pandemic Preparedness webinar is quickly approaching

LATHAM, NY — Less than one month remains to sign up for this 60-minute educational webinar, which will take place Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST.
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Hundreds sick after casino norovirus outbreak

CHEROKEE, NC — Harrah''s Cherokee Casino and Hotel is cleaning its slot machines with bleach every two hours after an outbreak of norovirus.
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