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Animals and infection control

March 12, 2015
What are zoonoses? Zoonoses are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. The HSE reported that there are ‘approximately 40 potential zoonoses in the UK and approximately 300,000…
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Infection control – soft furnishings

February 26, 2015
Part of the infection control strategy for a work environment is to consider the role soft furnishings play in the spread and prevention of pathogenic microorganisms. Manufacturers and suppliers of…
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Keyboards and infection prevention

January 30, 2015
Have you ever wondered when using your keyboard what happens to the crumbs of that tasty sandwich you are eating or the droplets after you sneeze or cough? Well, it…
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Viruses – prevent the spread in all workplaces

January 23, 2015
Worldwide, the incidence of infections increases rapidly with the cold weather, and the spread of infectious pathogens such as the influenza virus, common cold and other airborne infections are high…
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Infection control – environmental considerations when designing a room

January 16, 2015
In this infection control blog we will review the environmental considerations of a room. Every building is different, with different sized rooms of varying dimensions. Each room requires careful consideration…
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Legionnaire’s disease

December 18, 2014
Employers have a duty of care to their healthcare workers and service users and this duty includes the control of Legionnaires’ disease. What is Legionnaires’ disease? Legionnaires’ disease is normally…
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Influenza – it’s in the workplace again!

December 12, 2014
It’s that time of year when many people experience symptoms of the flu. Healthcare workers are at high risk of contracting the flu through providing support and care to services…
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Infection Control – Environmental Considerations

December 2, 2014
The built environment has an important part to play in the management and prevention of cross contamination of pathogenic microorganisms. Healthcare workers operate within buildings housing a variety of vital…
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