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New app simplifies norovirus detection

While norovirus is often associated with cruise ships, it can also spread quickly through a community via its water supply.
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Understanding Candida auris transmission

Recognizing how the drug-resistant fungus spreads in healthcare facilities is essential for effective infection control.
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TIPS names top innovations of the year

InfectionControl.tips and The Infection Prevention Strategy have announced the winners of its Top Innovations of the Year for 2019. This year’s focus was on global
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The next frontier in infection prevention

Studies have shown that patient transfers from long-term care settings to hospitals present a major risk for the spread of infection.
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The role of surface disinfection in outbreak management

Barley Chironda, an infection control specialist at Clorox, breaks down why cleaning staff should ramp up surface disinfection during cold and flu season.
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OptiSolve awarded grant to help reduce HAIs

Public Health revealed that healthcare-associated Infections will be Canada's second leading cause of death by 2050.
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Examining Canadians’ understanding of AMR

A recent survey by a global medical technology company – BD – revealed Canadians are unfamiliar with or largely unaware of the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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Hospital privacy curtains may harbor dangerous germs

Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to new study.
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Environmental surfaces can be infection gateway

Recently released guidelines from Ontario's Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee address the cleaning and disinfecting challenges that housekeeping staff continue to face in healthcare facilities.
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Copper allays germy fitness centres

Copper alloys used more in hospitals to help fight health-care acquired infections, aren’t as prevalent in non-traditional spaces where germs also spread.
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Nightmare bacteria spreading across U.S.

Nightmare bacteria resistant to most antibiotics are spreading across the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Nursing homes can curb infection risk: U.S. report

A new assessment has found that participation in a national health collaborative that promotes evidence-based IPC can curb the risk of infection.
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New tools to handle infectious disease outbreaks

The Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks site provides information, tips and resources to help keep workplaces operational and people healthy.
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REMI Network

Copper surfaces in fitness centres reduce bacteria, study finds

Using copper-alloy materials in fitness centres significantly reduced concentrations of bacteria on all equipment types, according to a new study.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Prepping for flu season with the value of cleaning

Health officials won’t quite know what to expect until later this fall, but facilities should still brace themselves no matter what flu strain will spread.
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InfectionControl.tips names Top Innovations

InfectionControl.tips and The Infection Prevention Strategy recently announced the winners of its Top Innovations of the Year for 2017.
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Better infection prevention needed in schools

Infection prevention and control, while taken seriously in healthcare settings, isn’t always a priority in educational facilities.