• Drugs Against Noroviruses One Step Closer
    The virus that causes winter vomiting disease invades cells by attaching to particular sugar molecules on the surface of the cells. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the SahlgrenskaAcademy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. This result may be an ...More
    June 10, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Germs Succumb to Broccoli Sprouts
    A small pilot study of 50 people in Japan suggests that eating two and a half ounces of broccoli sprouts daily for two months may confer some protection against a rampant stomach bug that causes gastritis, ulcers and even stomach cancer. Citing their new "demonstration of ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • “Gross” Messaging Increases Handwashing
    DENVER – Research conducted by University of Denver (DU) associate professor Renée Botta suggests that it takes "gross" messaging to get undergraduate students to wash their hands more frequently after going to the bathroom.In the fall quarter of 2007, ...More
    December 15, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • New Ethanol-Based Hand Sanitizer May Minimize Viral Transmission, Including Norovirus
    A newly developed ethanol-based hand sanitizer may significantly impact public health by minimizing the transmission of multiple viruses, including norovirus, from food handlers and healthcare providers. The researchers from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and ...More
    August 26, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Primary Sensor That Detects Stomach Viruses
    There's no cure for the so-called stomach flu, a group of highly contagious viruses that can hit with a vengeance, causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Doctors' standard advice: drink lots of fluids and let the virus run its course. Symptoms typically last only a couple ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Antimicrobial Facility Plumbing and Hardware is Put to the Test
    As a small rural hospital in Eastern Washington, Columbia Basin Hospital (CBH) is among many facilities receiving patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, and its staff is concerned about controlling its spread. Hospitals are searching ...More
    May 19, 2008 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
  • Early Treatment of Stomach Infection May Prevent Cancer
    Based on research using a new mouse model of gastritis and stomach cancer, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say that prompt treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections reverses damage to the lining of the stomach that can lead to ...More
    May 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Infection Control in Alternate Settings
    Research shows that compliance to infection control (IC) precautions is internationally suboptimal and, according to European researchers, compliance at suboptimal levels has "significant implications for staff safety, patient protection and the care environment."¹On ...More
    April 1, 2008 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Vaccine for Stomach Flu May be Possible
    Every year, millions of people are infected with noroviruses -- commonly called “stomach flu” -- often resulting in up to 72 hours of vomiting and diarrhea. While most people recover in a few days, the symptoms can lead to dehydration and - in rare cases, especially among ...More
    February 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • ICT news
    Norwalk Virus Outbreak Poses Steep Costs to Hospital A review of measures taken to address a 2004 outbreak of the highly infectious Norwalk virus at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has provided the first solid documentation of expenses and efforts in the United States to stop ...More
    September 27, 2007 Posted in Articles