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Infection Control

UCLA receives grant to study HAIs

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LOS ANGELES — A focus of researchers at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), and on July 9 the medical center announced that it had received a $2.5 million grant to aid research.
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Hospitals drastically improve infection prevention

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NASHVILLE, TN — Once upon a time, it was quite the gamble on whether or not a patient would catch a deadly infection while being treated at a Tennessee hospital, but no more.
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School confirms outbreak

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GARIBALDI HEIGHTS, BC — An outbreak of norovirus has been confirmed among the students and staff of Mamquam Elementary School who went on a field trip to Alice Lake.
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Healthy Workplace Project Award winner announced

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ROSWELL, GA — Rotech Healthcare of Orlando, Florida, has been named the grand prize winner of The Healthy Workplace Project Award.
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Swine flu deadlier than reported

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WASHINGTON — A new study suggests that the number of people who died from swine flu in 2009 was 15 percent higher than originally calculated.
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Sealed Air and WHO partner

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ELMWOOD PARK, NJ — Sealed Air Corporation has partnered with the World Health Organization to fight healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) with a new global, web-based platform to promote proper hand hygiene in healthcare organizations.
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Pandemic preparedness tools

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday unveiled two new tools designed to boost pandemic preparedness.
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Hospital uses breakthrough technology to clean

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PEORIA, IL — Thanks to some revolutionary new technology, the hardworking environmental services staff at Methodist Medical Center can be more thorough than ever.
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Ecolab participating in WHO initiative

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ST. PAUL, MN — Ecolab Inc. is participating in a major World Health Organization (WHO) initiative to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) by improving hand hygiene compliance rates in healthcare facilities around the world.
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Restaurant closed due to norovirus

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WALNUT CREEK, CA — On Thursday, environmental health officials, acting on laboratory results, closed the California Pizza Kitchen.
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