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Man vs. Superbug: Dawn of Patient Hand Hygiene

There is quite a bit of chatter lately about a battle between a “super being” and a man who has reason to believe the “super being” is a threat to society. Yes, it sounds very much like a certain superhero movie; however, in real life the “super being” is actually a superbug (a virus, bacteria, ..

How scary is your flu?

QUIZ: How scary is your flu?

Nothing’s more scarier than a fever and chills during any holiday – especially Halloween. How do you measure up against the creepy things that go bump in the night? Do your flu symptoms scare everyone off? Click “Let’s Play” below to find out. Get CleanFeed articles straight in your inbox. Sign-up!..

4 Questions to Ask About Fall and Flu Season

Questions to Ask About Fall and Flu Season

Autumn is upon us. How do you notice fall is here? Is it the pumpkin-flavored coffees at your favorite café, sweaters on sale at the mall or the telltale sign of fall – changing leaves and cooler temperatures? For many, fall brings the dreaded flu. There is still no concrete explanation as to why flu ..

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5 Hand Washing Do’s and Don’ts

Global Hand Washing Day kicks off October 15th. Although hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself against infectious diseases (and their spread), according to research, only 5% of people wash their hands correctly! Hand washing saves lives and should be part of your daily routine. Check out the do’s and don’ts ..

CLICK AND LEARN: Is your office ready for flu season?

CLICK AND LEARN: Is your office ready for flu season?

Shopping season, holiday season, vacation season – those are “seasons” we wait for with excitement. Flu season? Not so much, and for obvious reasons. Nothing sends us to the other side of the office faster than a sneezing employee! We hope they get better, but we definitely don’t want to catch what they have. Check ..

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Ebola in the US: The importance of proper infection control

With the first case of Ebola in the United States many are asking – what should I do? The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, assures the public “I have no doubt that we’ll stop this in its tracks in the U.S.” and that “The United States has a ..

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9 Confessions about Germs

One of the perks of being online is the ability to express yourself in different ways through social media, phone apps and other popular channels of expression. Whisper, an app that has skyrocketed in popularity, allows users to post confessions ranging from humorous happenings to serious situations and other random life lessons. So what are ..

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Health Alert: Respiratory Illness in the Midwest

The outbreak of respiratory virus EV- D68 has become a nightmare for everyone involved, puzzling parents, children and medical staff  as to its origin. Missouri seems to be the hot spot of this infection, which has sent 300+ Kansas City children to the hospital since August 15th. According to the CDC, similar cases have been ..

Summer Guide to Germs

Summer Guide to Germs

What do you love about summer? Is it the extra time with the kids, fun in the sun away from the office, or an outdoor activity like gardening or camping? Hate to spoil your fun, but guess what – germs still have their way of lounging out by the pool as well. Here are some ..

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Icky Germs – Teaching Kids Proper Hand Hygiene

A child’s mind is like a sponge; it absorbs everything they hear and see. This is great when teaching them to tie their shoes, brush their teeth, and avoid dangerous things. But, what about what they can’t see, like germs? Some schools and teachers have shown creative ways to teach children that hand washing is ..