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  • Nearly 5 Percent of Key West Population Exposed to Dengue Virus
    An estimated 5 percent of the Key West, Fla., population -- more than 1,000 people -- showed evidence of recent exposure to dengue virus in 2009, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health. ...More
    July 13, 2010 Posted in News
  • Top 10 Bedbug-Infested Cities in North America
    Just in time for summer vacation season, Insight Pharmaceuticals, makers of Pronto Plus, an over-the-counter bedbug insecticide, today released its first annual list of the top bedbug infested cities in North America. With millions of Americans taking summer vacations, the ...More
    July 13, 2010 Posted in News
  • Clinical Surveillance System Documents Interventions to Help Reduce Catheter-Related Infections
    Hospira, Inc. today announced a study showing how the TheraDoc™ clinical surveillance system has helped clinicians at Memorial Hospital Miramar reduce catheter-related infections, which correlated with an increase in infection control interventions. ...More
    July 13, 2010 Posted in News
  • Swift Actions Stop Outbreak at Dallas Hospital
    Rapid identification and aggressive infection control measures allowed a Dallas hospital to stop the spread of Acinetobacter baumannii. ...More
    July 13, 2010 Posted in News
  • 3M Announces YouTube Video Contest
    To highlight innovative infection prevention practices nationwide and to showcase original ways of improving patient care, 3M Infection Prevention Division today introduced the 3M™ Innovation Award YouTube™ Video Contest. This multi-phase contest will recognize the creative ...More
    July 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • Clorox, Caltech Together Help Combat HAIs
    The Clorox Company announced in January 2010 it acquired Midland, Mich.- based Caltech Industries, a national leader in healthcare disinfecting products, including its core brand, DISPATCH® Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant with Bleach. Through the acquisition, the newly formed ...More
    July 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • Vestagen Announces Completion of First Clinical Trial of Vestex
    Vestagen Technical Textiles today announced the completion of the first clinical trial involving its Vestex™ nanotechnology-based products. The clinical trial was conducted by the Department of Epidemiology and Infection Control at Virginia Commonwealth University ...More
    July 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • Survey Finds Facilities Not Implementing CAUTI Prevention Guidelines
    Only 40 percent of infection preventionists indicated that more than three-quarters of the nurses at their facility were applying the CDC's CAUTI prevention guidelines, and less than half reported that their facilities were conducting annual education and training on ...More
    July 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • Salsa, Guacamole are Increasingly Important Causes of Foodborne Disease
    Nearly 1 out of every 25 restaurant-associated foodborne outbreaks with identified food sources between 1998 and 2008 can be traced back to contaminated salsa or guacamole, more than double the rate during the previous decade, according to research released by the Centers ...More
    July 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • Progress in Implementing Food Safety Recommendations
    Progress has been made in boosting food safety in the U.S., health officials say. ...More
    July 12, 2010 Posted in News