HAIs push demand for infection prevention products to $24.6 Billion

A new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm, projects that U.S. demand for infection prevention products and services will expand 4.8 percent annually to reach $24.6 billion in 2018. “The increasing enforcement of safeguards aimed at reducing the incidence of health care-associated infections (HAIs) in medical settings will underlie

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Diversey responds to norovirus outbreaks with educational kit

In launching a toolkit of products, educational materials and expertise to combat the spread of norovirus, Diversey is actively educating ‘its customers and distributors on the best practices and most effective products to help reduce the risk of norovirus on employees, customers and facility operations.’ “We are working closely with our customers to ensure they

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Superbugs ride air currents around hospital wards

Hospital superbugs can float on air currents and contaminate surfaces far from infected patients’ beds, according to University of Leeds (UK) researchers. The results of the study, which was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), may explain why, despite strict cleaning regimes and hygiene controls, some hospitals still struggle to prevent

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