• GOJO Introduces PURELL ES Everywhere System at ISSA/INTERCLEAN
    GOJO Industries, the inventor of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, introduced its latest innovation, the PURELL ES™ Everywhere System to an audience of 16,000 attendees at the 2014 ISSA/Interclean North America trade show in Orlando last week. In addition, the ...More
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  • The Dirty Dozen: Fighting the Spread of Germs
    This time of year, the common cold bug and many other pathogens are among us, but there are precautions we can take to decrease our chances of contracting and spreading them. The best thing that we can do is to practice careful hygiene and caution about the things that we ...More
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  • Nebraska Methodist Hospital Selects Antimicrobial Privacy Curtains Powered by X-STATIC
    X-STATIC® Antimicrobial Technology has been chosen by Nebraska Methodist Hospital to elevate its standard of care for fabrics in the healthcare environment. The facility will install bacteria-resistant Arc-Com privacy curtains powered by X-STATIC® in the post ...More
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  • Halyard Health Debuts as Public Company Following Spinoff
    Halyard Health, a global medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery, announces the completion of its tax-free spinoff from Kimberly-Clark Corporation. On Nov. 3. 2014, Halyard shares commenced "regular-way" ...More
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  • Researchers Discover How to Cultivate Norovirus in Human Cells
    Noroviruses are pernicious intestinal viruses. They cause violent vomiting and diarrhea, and people ill with the virus remain contagious up to three days after they seem to recover. Although a vaccine for these viruses is in clinical trials, there is still no medication to ...More
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  • Watch a Live Ebola PPE Training Event Today, Nov. 7
    Today, Nov. 7, 2014, thousands of healthcare workers will participate in a large Ebola safety education session in Los Angeles. The CDC protocols for outpatient settings will be demonstrated for the first time, with more than 500 attendees on-site and 2,000 separate groups ...More
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  • CDC is Increasing Supply of Ebola-Specific PPE for U.S. Hospitals
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to increase Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) supplies to assist U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients. Products are being configured into 50 kits that ...More
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  • American Public Health Association Supports Emergency Funding Request to Enhance Ebola Response
    The American Public Health Association today announced its strong support for the Obama administration’s request for emergency funding to enhance our nation’s response to the Ebola epidemic, both domestically and internationally. “The Ebola outbreak is a ...More
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  • Allergy to Penicillin May Not Be Accurate
    Many people have been told, incorrectly, that they're allergic to penicillin, but have not had allergy testing. These people are often given alternative antibiotics prior to surgery to ward off infection. But when antibiotic choices are limited due to resistance, treatment ...More
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  • New Antibiotic Found in Mushroom That Grows on Horse Dung
    Microbiologists and molecular biologists at ETH Zurich and the University of Bonn have discovered a new agent in fungi that kills bacteria. The substance, known as copsin, has the same effect as traditional antibiotics, but belongs to a different class of biochemical ...More
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