Infection Control & First Aid Blog

What Is The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program?

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/25/18 10:00 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in CDC, Cruise Industry

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) to assist the cruise ship industry to prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses on cruise ships. By training cruise ship employees on public health and monitoring GI illnesses and investigating or responding to outbreaks are two of the ways VSP helps the cruise ship industry. They also make unannounced operational sanitation inspections to make sure cruise ships are following their regulations.

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Preparing for Spring Weather - CDC Recommendations

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/24/17 8:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in CDC

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Zika Virus - Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/12/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in CDC, Zika

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CDC Study Finds Flu Vaccine Saves Children’s Lives - CDC Press Release

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/6/17 8:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in CDC, Flu Prevention

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Who is at Risk of Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens?

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/8/17 9:15 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, CDC, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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There are a number of professions that have associated risks of having exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The pathogens that get the most attention in these fields include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and some others.

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Cleaning for Infection Prevention: Norovirus

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/17/17 9:15 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in CDC, Infection Prevention

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Norovirus is one of those viruses that infects so many people each and every year. It is spread so quickly and easily that once you realize that it is out of control, it is nearly too late - and you are probably already sick or are feeling symptoms.

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Cleaning for Infection Prevention: Cold and Flu

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/4/17 1:25 PM / by Jill Tilton posted in ISSA, CDC, Infection Prevention

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11 Recommended Cleaning & Disinfection Practices to Prevent the Spread of Colds and the Flu

In 2014 ISSA put together an amazing guide titled Cleaning for Infection Prevention: Cold and Flu that is still incredibly relevant today. In this guide there is a particular section that covers recommended cleaning and disinfection practices that we will share with you below. 

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Cleaning For Infection Prevention: Enterovirus D68

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/21/16 3:00 PM / by Jill Tilton posted in CDC, ISSA, Enterovirus D68

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Continuing on with our "Cleaning for Infection Prevention" series, our topic is now Enterovirus D68. Many people may refer to this virus as Non-Polio Enterovirus. 

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Cleaning For Infection Control: Ebola in Healthcare Setting

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/15/16 10:05 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in CDC, Ebola

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Are You Cleaning Your Hands The Right Way?

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/2/16 4:24 PM / by Jill Tilton posted in Hand Washing, WHO, CDC, Hand Sanitizer

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Probably not!

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you have been washing your hands wrong for your entire life. Hard to believe, but it’s true. Think back to when you were taught how to wash your hands. Go ahead we’ll wait…

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