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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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Star spangled facilities management

Ameeta Soni, senior vice president of the VFA, updates us on the latest trends and key drivers dominating the dialogue on the other side of the Atlantic. Organisations in the US are increasingly appreciating the strategic importance of facilities. Indeed, ...

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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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EPA kicks off third annual ‘Battle of the Buildings’ competition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star program has launched the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings with a record 3,200 buildings across the country going head to head to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs and protect health and the environment.

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Houston building janitors strike over ‘poverty’ inducing pay offer

The Houston janitors' unfair labour practices strike spread to eight cities across the United States yesterday. Janitors, who are members of SEIU Local 1, which represents more than 150,000 janitors in the United States, fanned out across the country to establish picket lines against their janitorial contractors in Washington, Minneapolis, Seattle, Boston, San Ramon and Oakland.

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