12/09/22 By Dana Szymkowiak

The Winter Tripledemic: What it is and How to Stay Safe

Winter is here, which means cold, frigid temperatures are forcing more people to stay inside. As we socialize indoors, visiting family and friends for the holidays, we’re spending more time together in enclosed spaces which…
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10/06/22 By Dana Szymkowiak

Everything You Need to Know About Monkeypox

Back in July, the World Health Organization (WHO) publicly declared the current monkeypox outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). With the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic still looming, many wonder how…
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06/03/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

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 Dana Szymkowiak

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 Dana Szymkowiak

Zika Virus – Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies

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12/15/16 By Dana Szymkowiak

Cleaning For Infection Control: Ebola in Healthcare Setting

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12/07/16 By Dana Szymkowiak

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 Dana Szymkowiak

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 Dana Szymkowiak

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 Dana Szymkowiak

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 Dana Szymkowiak

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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