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  • Dispelling the Myths About Bleach Odors
    Sodium hypochlorite, or common bleach, is one of the most widely available disinfectants on the market today, and is seeing a resurgence in popularity within healthcare settings, with the advent of harder-to-kill pathogens such as C. difficile spores and ...More
  • CIRI to Host Green Cleaning Seminars
    The Cleaning Industry Research Institute International (CIRI) announces its upcoming series of Delphi-type seminars. The first of three forums, "The Future of Clean and the Future of Green: Are They Mutually Supportive or Mutually Exclusive?" will be held at the Georgia ...More
  • NIH Scientists Describe How Salmonella Bacteria Spread in Humans
    New findings by National Institutes of Health scientists could explain how Salmonella bacteria, a common cause of food poisoning, efficiently spread in people. In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers describe ...More
    September 30, 2010 Posted in News
  • Hospital Infections Boost Use of In Vitro Diagnostic Tests, Report Finds
    Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) remain a problem for the healthcare system, and a problem in which new diagnostic products can play a role, according to Kalorama Information. In its report, "The Worldwide Market for In Vitro Diagnostic Tests," the healthcare market ...More
    September 30, 2010 Posted in News
  • HHS Seeks Comment on HAI Action Plan Strategies for Outpatient Care
    The Office of Healthcare Quality is soliciting public comment on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)'s Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections draft tier 2 modules. The action plan identifies key actions in the prevention of ...More
    September 30, 2010 Posted in News
  • Scientists Reveal Clues to How Bacteria and Viruses are Identified as Enemies
    A new research report in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology sheds important light on how our immune systems detect invading organisms to be destroyed and removed from our bodies. The information from this research should ultimately help lead to the ...More
    September 30, 2010 Posted in News
  • Virginia Tech Professor Discovers New TB Pathogen
    Kathleen Alexander, associate professor of wildlife in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment, has discovered a novel tuberculosis (TB) species in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, a group of pathogens that have adapted by using mammals as hosts. ...More
    September 30, 2010 Posted in News
  • How to Ward Off the Flu
    Flu season officially begins Friday, Oct. 1, and unlike last year’s season when shortages lead to rationing, there will be plenty of vaccine on hand for everyone who wants a flu shot. "There are seven companies making flu vaccine this year and more than 160 million doses ...More
    September 30, 2010 Posted in News
  • American Lung Association Encourages Annual Influenza Vaccination
    Every American 6 months of age and older is recommended to receive an annual influenza immunization, according to new recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although it is early in the season, influenza cases have already been ...More
    September 30, 2010 Posted in News
  • BARDA Funds Development of Next-Generation Portable Ventilators
    A $6.7 million contract announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) will help fill the need for domestically manufactured, low-cost, user-friendly and flexible next-generation ...More
    September 30, 2010 Posted in News