C difficile and norovirus key concerns for infection control professionals

6th of November 2013
C difficile and norovirus key concerns for infection control professionals

Clostridium difficile and norovirus appear to be the main causes of concern for infection control professionals as we enter the winter months according to a recent survey.

Conducted at Infection Prevention 2013, it revealed that 48 per cent of respondents highlighted C difficile as the primary cause of concern and 36 per cent highlighted

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‘Reusable carrier bags could present a food poisoning risk’

6th of November 2013
‘Reusable carrier bags could present a food poisoning risk’

Supermarket "bags for life" may present a food poisoning risk according to leading bacteriologists.

Foodborne diseases expert Professor Kofi Aidoo says reusable plastic bags would "have to be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis to avoid the risk of food poisoning".

"Vegetables that come into contact with the inside of the bags could

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Sodexo workplace survey reveals trends

5th of November 2013
Sodexo workplace survey reveals trends

There are more baby boomers working in the UK than ever before; mixed-gender boards improve a company's productivity; and badly designed open plan offices can reduce happiness and productivity. These are just some of the findings from a workplace trends report recently published by services company Sodexo.

‘How Britain works: Key Trends in

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Doctors in some countries fail to wash their hands correctly

30th of October 2013
Doctors in some countries fail to wash their hands correctly

A two-year study carried out in five countries around the globe found that 40 per cent of the doctors were not washing their hands effectively.

And researchers discovered that medical staff in these countries were largely uneducated in the ways in which disease can spread throughout a hospital.

The study looked at the handwashing habits of staff

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