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Bacteria found in 93% towels used to clean hospital rooms even after laundering

New study results published online in the American Journal of Infection Control found that 93 per cent of tested laundered towels used to clean hospital rooms contained bacteria that could result in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).   While stringent disinfecting practices ...

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Vietnam hotel’s service water gets the UV treatment

Novotel’s flagship Saigon Centre hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has recently installed six Hanovia UV systems for service water treatment. The UV systems kill any microorganisms from the incoming city water supply, leaving it good enough to drink. ...

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Specialist and environmental cleaning service requirements fuel sector growth

A new report on the UK contract cleaning market has found that 60% of UK contract cleaners experienced growth in the last 12 months, supporting the recent industry shift toward more specialist cleaning in order to boost revenue. Based on ...

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British Cleaning Council responds to ‘superbug threat’

The British Cleaning Council urges the chief medical officer to push for increased cleanliness in public spaces as part of a combined response to the threat posed by a new wave of superbugs. (FMJ news Untreatable superbugs pose a ‘catastrophic threat’, ...

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U.S. healthcare facilities on alert as CDC warns of “Nightmare” killer bacteria concerns

Drug-resistant germs called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, are on the rise and have become more resistant to last-resort antibiotics during the past decade, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. These bacteria are causing more hospitalised patients to get ...

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Superbugs hitch ride on air currents to contaminate hospital wards

Hospital superbugs have been found to float on air currents and contaminate surfaces far from infected patients’ beds, according to University of Leeds researchers. The results of the study, which was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ...

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Save time, money and even lives with abecs, the revolutionary cleaning concept from Electrolux

Did you know that toilet seats have less bacteria on them than computers, keyboards, shopping trolleys and steering wheels?

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Airports ranked in order of pandemic spread likelihood

A new model of disease contagion that ranks U.S. airports in terms of their spreading influence has listed New York, Los Angeles and Honolulu as the 'likeliest to play a significant role in the growth of a pandemic'.

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Definitive study to determine true value of copper on hospital infection prevention

Hospital-acquired infections are a huge public health burden and hospital environments play a key role in harbouring potentially deadly bacteria such as E. coli, C. difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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Could the answer to hospital acquired infections really be this simple?

The answer to decreasing the incidence of Hospital Acquired Infections (AHI) could be as simple as reminding your superior (politely) to wash their hands and giving recognition to employees that set an exemplary hygiene standard.

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