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  • Common Cold Virus Came From Birds
    A virus that causes cold-like symptoms in humans originated in birds and may have crossed the species barrier around 200 years ago, according to an article published in the December issue of the Journal of General Virology. Scientists hope their findings will help us ...More
    November 20, 2008 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • White Paper Details Infection Control Challenges Hospitals Must Address During Construction
    NEEDHAM, Mass. -- Hospitals and healthcare institutions are challenged to devise policies and procedures that allow construction projects to take place while maintaining Environment of Care (EC) standards. A free white paper that addresses these challenges is available for ...More
    November 20, 2008 Posted in News
  • Top U.S. Scientists and Specialists Explore Cutting-Edge Innovations Against Zoonotic Diseases
    LANSDOWNE, Va. -- Forty-two leading U. S. scientists and specialists gathered at a November national forum to consider cutting-edge innovations that may defend America's public health and national economy from outbreaks of dangerous zoonotic diseases, the National Center ...More
    November 20, 2008 Posted in News
  • “Hospital of the Future” Report Urges Major Changes
    A report released today from The Joint Commission offers guiding principles and actions for the hospital of the future to meet the daunting challenges of older and sicker patients, patient safety and quality of care, economics and the work force. As these challenges ...More
    November 20, 2008 Posted in News
  • The Sanitation Plight
    Today, Nov. 19, is World Toilet Day. I tell you this for several reasons. Firstly, when you write for and edit a magazine called Infection Control Today, you can’t help but perk up at the promise of an unusual piece of hygiene-related information that you can pass on ...More
    November 19, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Third Annual ICT Conference on Professional Development to Host Virtual Tradeshow Feb. 10-11, 2009
    PHOENIX – ICT: Infection Control Today magazine will host the third annual ICT Conference on Professional Development, this time as a virtual tradeshow Feb. 10-11, 2009. The conference is designed to enhance the job performance of infection preventionists. The ICT ...More
    November 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Immunization Rates Lag in Older African-American and Hispanic Populations, AARP Report Shows
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new report by AARP's Public Policy Institute highlights the impact of low vaccination rates for influenza and pneumonia among older black and Hispanic populations. Rates for these groups lag significantly behind whites. Together, influenza and ...More
    November 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Medical Societies Emphasize That Adults Need Vaccines, Too
    The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) have released a joint statement on the importance of adult vaccination against an increasing number of vaccine-preventable diseases. The statement has been endorsed by 17 other ...More
    November 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Get Networked with ICT Infection Preventionists!
    Business and social networking is all the rage these days, so why shouldn't it come to the field of infection prevention and control? If you haven't already discovered it, LinkedIn can be a terrific way to network among like-minded people who just might turn out to be ...More
    November 14, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • A Hole in the Theory of Wrapped-Item Sterility
    Mark from New York has this comment and questions: An item was wrapped and sterilized then sent to the operating room for use in a surgical procedure. Upon unwrapping the item it was discovered it had only been wrapped once. No holes are found and the integrity of the ...More
    November 14, 2008 Posted in Blogs