August 14–18, 2017, is the first Fungal Disease Awareness Week. CDC and partners have organized this week to highlight the importance of recognizing serious fungal diseases early enough in the course of a patient’s illness to provide life-saving treatment.
Handwashing prevents childhood illness, but most families in low-income countries lack soap at home.
Inequity is evident globally, with less than 1 percent of households in Ethiopia and 96.4 percent in Serbia having access to soap and water for handwashing, study finds
Washing with soap and water is second nature for many. But in many other places around the world, handwashing with soap is rare.
Summer has finally arrived and so has the heat. For many regions of the U.S. this also means warmer than usual temperatures (especially here in Buffalo). For those that are working outside this summer there are many precautions that should be taken by employers as well as employees to remain safe this summer.
These standard precautions start with the caregivers and protect both the patient and themselves. These standard precautions are used to prevent infections and transmission of illness.
The CDC is constantly providing the latest information for alerts when traveling locally or abroad. Whether you are trying to avoid the zika virus or other nasty bugs, be prepared this summer by utilizing this great resource provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
All across the US, the warmer weather is beginning to arrive. With the joy that warm weather brings, we would hate to see you get burned.
Flu season may run from October to April each year; but germs have no season. They can be found nearly anywhere at any time.
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 to make some adjustments.
In one facility, 59% of its residents tested positive for a bacterial infection. Yes, you read that right, more than half of the residents in a nursing home had an infection. A "significant presence" of multidrug-resistant bacteria, like E. coli, has been discovered among a quarter of nursing home residents, says a new study conducted by researchers at the Columbia University School of Nursing.
The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.