infection control

combination vaccines

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Are combination vaccines key to combating flu’s resurgence?

Combined booster jabs for COVID-19 and influenza could become the norm, according to authors of a new study.
grocery stores

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Testing high-touch surfaces in grocery stores

A University of Guelph study found the risk of exposure from high-touch surfaces in grocery stores is low if recommended protocols are followed.
flu

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Protect building occupants from a winter flu resurgence

Flu was almost non-existent last winter due to lockdowns and health measures, but experts warn it may return with a vengeance this winter.
GBAC STAR Destination

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GBAC STAR launches Destination program

The program allows municipalities, tourism bureaus, and destination marketing organizations to demonstrate dedication to building healthier, safer, and more confident communities.
germ-repelling seat coverings

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Airlines demand germ-repelling seat coverings

Demand for coverings that deter the spread of viruses and bacteria has soared as airlines look to mitigate time and financial losses.
COVID-19 transmission

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Tips to prevent COVID-19 transmission in sport and recreation facilities

It is crucial to evaluate the environment of these facilties and implement measures that mitigate the risk of transmission.
antimicrobial coatings

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The power of antimicrobial coatings

While not substitutes for regular cleaning and disinfection practices, these coatings can help to reduce human exposure to viruses.
infections

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Rates of other hospital-acquired infections increasing

A new report attributes a rise in other infections to a "laser focus" on COVID-19 and exhausted and overworked staff.
pandemic

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Planning for the next pandemic

COVID-19 can and must serve as a wake-up call for the world to prepare for future pandemics.
shared workspaces

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Fighting germs in the era of shared workspaces

The challenges of keeping offices clean and hygienic have intensified due to the booming pandemic popularity of co-working spaces.
disinfecting wipes

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Consumers are still wild about disinfecting wipes

An American Cleaning Institute survey found that the pandemic-heightened demand for wipes is expected to last.
facilities

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One year on: Keeping facilities clean & safe

Key considerations for cleaning commercial workspaces in a post-COVID-19 world.
Yorkdale

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Yorkdale becomes first Canadian retail centre to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation

Yorkdale is the latest Canadian facility to achieve the certification, which indicates that best infection prevention practices are in place.
risk of infection

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Silver foil can affect risk of infection in hospitals

Researchers found the risk of contamination on foil-covered high-touch surfaces was significantly lower.
planning

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Edmonton becomes first Canadian GBAC STAR-accredited destination

Explore Edmonton has secured the biorisk certification.
COVID-19

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5 essential lessons learnt from COVID-19

The pandemic has yielded numerous key lessons for the cleaning industry, not least the importance of effective cleaning and training.
plexiglass

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Just how effective is plexiglass?

Experts suggest plexiglass is not a hugely effective standalone COVID-19 transmission prevention measure.