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DebMed backs WHO’s global hand hygiene campaign

DebMed, the Healthcare division of Deb, has joined forces with the Private Organisations for Patient Safety (POPS) to support the World Health Organisation’s annual hand hygiene campaign – SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands. Each year, the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to ...

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Ill? Keep the germs at home!

With three strains of flu currently making their way around the UK, this year has so far seen record levels of sickness in the workplace. In far too many cases, sick employees still attempt to make it into work, particularly ...

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How universities can limit the spread of refreshers’ flu

Following a restful Christmas break, many students have already arrived back at university, ready to embark on ‘refreshers’ week’. Like freshers’ week, the first week of the spring term is usually a time for celebration. However, it can also bring ...

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Study suggests hospital washrooms with jet air dryers carry more germs

Hospital washrooms with jet air dryers may be at risk of spreading more germs than those using single-use paper towels according to a new expert pilot study. The study, funded by the European Tissue Symposium, ETS, was carried out over ...

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Harness the healing power of a ‘touch screen’

Door furniture – from pull handles when exiting the washroom to push plates when entering the staff canteen – can be a smorgasbord of germs. Dave Carson of P-Wave explains how high-tech, low-maintenance covers can combat the spread of illnesses ...

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Is Norovirus now the ‘summer vomiting bug’?

The outbreak of Norovirus at the World Athletics Championships in London is the latest in a spate of reports of the ‘winter vomiting bug’ making an unseasonal appearance. Traditionally associated with the colder winter months, the highly infectious illness has ...

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Hot or Not? Hot-desking offices have dirtier desks, study finds

Study by Initial Washroom Hygiene finds microbiological activity is 18 per cent higher in hot-desking office environments A study released today (21 June) by Initial Washroom Hygiene has found that hot-desking workplaces may be less hygienic than those with fixed-desks, ...

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Dirty London

Faecal bacteria and life threatening superbugs found on London’s public transport Taxi insurers, Staveley Head, partnered with London Metropolitan University to put London’s transport under the microscope. The results are quite scary. One hundred and twenty-one different types of bacteria and mould ...

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