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Infection Control

Swine flu deadlier than reported

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

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

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

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

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

WALNUT CREEK, CA — On Thursday, environmental health officials, acting on laboratory results, closed the California Pizza Kitchen.
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Hand hygiene key to infection control

LONDON — After the booming sales of hand hygiene products in 2008–2009, volume sales plummeted in 2009–2010, before gradually recovering.
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Law shields targets of probe

DAVENPORT, IA — An Iowa law allowing public health officials to keep secret the name of a business involved in a disease investigation is putting business interests before public safety.
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Infection control conference taking place in Canada

WINNIPEG — Infection control experts from across the country will meet in Saskatoon from June 16-21, 2012, at TCU Place for an educational workshop and conference.
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CDC probing widespread outbreak

ATLANTA — A mysterious outbreak of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and one death across six Southern states.
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