Category Archives: Infection Control

Stopping the Spread of Germs in K-12 Schools

It’s inevitable that sick kids will end up in school from time to time. In a recent survey, almost three in four parents admitted they’ve sent their child to school sick.1 There are a variety of reasons why this happens. … Continue reading

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Understanding the Differences Between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting

In today’s society, there are an immense number of microorganisms, bacteria and viruses in a person’s immediate surroundings. And, it’s not unusual to think that performing daily cleaning routines will limit the number of bacteria within the workplace. However, this … Continue reading

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Hand Hygiene Tips for Back to School

School season is quickly approaching, and as children return to the classroom, parents and teachers can’t help but worry about the surfaces they are constantly interacting with.  According to an infographic from Kimberly-Clark Professional, surfaces that teachers and students touch … Continue reading

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Disinfected Surfaces – Are they Really Clean?

A recent post on InfectionControl.tips has shed some interesting light on cleaning practices in today’s society. Many of us have our own perspective of what ‘clean’ means, and some perspectives vary drastically from person to person, but science remains the … Continue reading

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The Spread of Zika Virus

Recently, there has been a lot of information in the news about the spread of the Zika Virus. We would like to keep you informed of the risks and safety measures available. The World Health Organization has announced its plan … Continue reading

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The Rise of ‘Phantom Menace’… the Superbug

According to a recent post by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), scientists are warning about the rise of a dangerous superbug they are calling the “phantom menace.” The strains of this bug stem from a family of … Continue reading

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E. coli outbreak reported in 4 provinces: what you should know to reduce the risk of infection

An outbreak of Escherichia coli O157, commonly called E.coli, has been reported earlier this week by the Public Health Agency of Canada. There have been 24 cases of E.coli with a matching genetic fingerprint identified in Alberta (1), Ontario (7), Quebec (14) and Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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