Outbreaks

06/03/21 By Megan Malke

Another Virus to Investigate?

As the United States reopens after months of lockdown and restrictions during the global coronavirus pandemic, another virus is resurging. It’s a very contagious virus that passes between people easily. You may know it as…
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08/01/18 By Lindsey McCarthy

Zika 2018 Updates

The warm weather is in full effect. Sunshine is out, people are camping and out on the lake, and the mosquitos are biting! Most mosquito bites are harmless unless the mosquito that bit you was…
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06/06/17 By Jill Tilton

How To Safely Apply Insect Repellent

Applying insect repellent seems fairly simple: spray everything and you are done, right? Wrong! If this sounds farmiliar, and this is the method you have been using for the last 20+ years, you may need…
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04/12/17 By Jill Tilton

Zika Virus – Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies

 
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12/15/16 By Jill Tilton

Cleaning For Infection Control: Ebola in Healthcare Setting

 
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12/07/16 By Jill Tilton

Cleaning For Infection Prevention: Ebola

If you have workers that are tasked with removing the virus that causes ebola from surfaces in your building; it is your responsibility to make sure that they are protected from exposure. This includes the…
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04/22/16 By Jill Tilton

Zika Virus 101

CDC and OSHA Issue Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus    
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11/10/15 By Jill Tilton

APIC Survey Finds U.S. Healthcare Facilities are More Prepared to Confront Ebola Compared to Last Year

Nine in 10 infection control leaders (92 percent) believe their facilities are better prepared today than a year ago to receive a patient with a highly lethal infectious disease like Ebola.
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10/17/14 By Jill Tilton

OSHA Announces New Website About Protecting Workers in Industries at High Risk of Exposure to Ebola, Including Healthcare

The OSHA Website provides information about protecting people who work for airlines, mortuaries, laboratories, customs, emergency response and other vulnerable fields.
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10/06/14 By Jill Tilton

CDC Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Known or Suspected Ebola Patients in U.S. Hospitals

HAND HYGIENE• HCP (Healthcare Personnel) should perform hand hygiene frequently, including before and after all patient contact, contact with potentially infectious material, and before putting on and upon removal of PPE, including gloves.
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10/04/14 By Jill Tilton

Safetec Ebola Memorandum

As stated by the CDC, “there are no products with specific label claims against the Ebola virus.” However, Ebola is considered an enveloped virus similar to Influenza and HIV, so using a product that kills…
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