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Infection Prevention: The New Standard of Clean

By: Jeff Paulson
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Professional cleaning isn’t just about cleaning restrooms and mopping floors anymore; today’s Environmental Services teams must focus on preventing the spread of illness and infection.

Guidelines for Treatment of Ebola Patients Are Urgently Needed

Call to action from noted infectious diseases experts published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases
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London, United Kingdom, December 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – As the Ebola Virus Diseases (EVD) epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, infectious diseases experts call attention to the striking lack of treatment guidelines. With over 16,000 total cases and more than 500 new infections reported per week, and probable underreporting of both cases and fatalities, the medical community still does not have specific approved treatment in place for Ebola, according to an editorial published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Lapses in Infection Control Associated with Spread of Severe Respiratory Virus MERS, According to Study

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Washington, DC, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Little is known about the often fatal virus known as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), but researchers have identified gaps in infection control as a major culprit in all eleven published cases involving healthcare-associated transmission of the virus.  The full findings of the review can be found in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidem

Ultraviolet Cleaning Reduces Hospital Superbugs By 20 Percent

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Washington, DC, May 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Healthcare-associated vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile (CD), and other multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) were decreased among patients after adding ultraviolet environmental disinfection (UVD) to the cleaning regimen, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Con

Superbug CRE May Endure in Patients One Year After Initial Infection: Study

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Washington, D.C., February 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Patients who tested positive for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) took an average of 387 days following hospital discharge to be clear of the organism, according to a new study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

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