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You Can’t Trust Your Eyes to Determine "Clean"

November 3, 2009

What looks clean isn’t necessarily so, according to UK researchers after performing 3,000 tests to determine cleanliness levels in a hospital setting.    Scientists Cooper, Griffith, Malik, Obee and Looker compared areas that looked clean with the actual organic soil (via ATP) and/or microbial load …


Questions & Answers – 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine

September 8, 2009

What are the plans for developing 2009 H1N1 vaccine?Vaccines are the most powerful public health tool for control of influenza, and the U.S. government is working closely with manufacturers to take steps in the process to manufacture a 2009 H1N1 vaccine. Working together with scientists …

Can We ‘Wipe Out’ Hospital MRSA?

March 22, 2009

Three basic principles is all it could take to reduce the incidence of MRSA in hospitals according to new research by Cardiff University. Disinfectants are routinely used on hard surfaces in hospitals to kill bacteria, with antimicrobial containing wipes increasingly being employed for this purpose. …