Studies Stir New Debate on PPE Use
recent studies indicating that the influenza virus can be carried in smaller particles than previously thought. Additionally, there is debate over airborne transmission and what kind of PPE healthcare
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Aqua Guard : Listing : Buyer's Guide
Aqua Guard is a latex-free infection control solution for patient and provider. Available in numerous sizes, it helps fight infection by acting as a barrier against waterborne or airborne bacteria. U
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Pandemic Preparedness Immersion Center
This immersion center examines issues related to pandemic preparedness in healthcare facilities. It explores key infection control-related prevention strategies, and updates practitioners on trends news and information relating to the transmission of pathogens with pandemic potential.
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2014-02-20 - Humber River Hospital Adopts Automated Technology to Streamline Waste Handling, Soiled Linen
Humber River Hospital (HRH) in Toronto, Canada, is implementing TransVac’s automated collection system as a lean and clean solution for handling waste, soiled linen and recycling at its new 1.8 million-square-foot acute-care facility. When completed in the fall of 2015, the new Humber River Hospital will be North America’s first fully digital hospital. It will also be a leader in integrating gree
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2014-02-18 - Hitchhiking Vaccines Boost Immunity
Many vaccines, including those for influenza, polio, and measles, consist of a killed or disabled version of a virus. However, for certain diseases, this type of vaccine is ineffective, or just too risky. An alternative, safer approach is a vaccine made of small fragments of proteins produced by a disease-causing virus or bacterium. This has worked for some diseases, but in many cases these vacci
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2014-02-19 - Scientists Studying Zoonotic Feline Tularemia by Finding Influential Geospatial Factors
A Kansas State University epidemiologist is helping cats, pet owners and soldiers stay healthy by studying feline tularemia and the factors that influence its prevalence.
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2014-01-12 - Emerging Infectious Diseases MERS-COV, Avian Influenza Remind Us of the Ongoing Challenge
Emerging infectious diseases comprise a substantial fraction of all consequential human infections. They have caused the deadliest pandemics in recorded human history, including the Black Death pandemic (bubonic/pneumonic plague; 25 million to 40 million deaths) in the 14th century, the 1918 influenza pandemic (50 million deaths), and the HIV/AIDS pandemic (35 million deaths so far).
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