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What type of sneezer are you?

We all have our own way of sneezing. Some are so loud you can hear it through the entire house (or office), others are high pitched and others are downright funny. Many say “Bless you” or “Gesundheit,” or pass a tissue to whoever is sneezing. An old wives tale says to place a hand in front of ..

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Poll: Germs and hospitals

20 percent of the U.S. population suffers from what is called “white coat syndrome,” or simply put, fear of doctors. Face it, most of us find hospitals and doctor visits frightening, and now even more so. Here’s why. A recent study found out that 1 in 5 healthcare facilities in the United States don’t make ..

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What You Didn’t Know (But Should) About Carpet

June 21 marks the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Cleaning, especially carpet cleaning hits all-time highs in google search around this month. It’s not surprising, with weather improving and more activity, people pay more attention to how their carpets and interiors look. So what about carpet? You walk on ..

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Quiz: Are you a germ freak? Find out!

Do you arm yourself with a hand sanitizer everywhere you go? Or are you the opposite – you don’t remember the last time you washed your hands the right way? Take our quiz below and see how you rank. Get CleanFeed articles straight in your inbox. Sign-up!..

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Travel checklist – How to avoid getting sick on holiday

Tickets? Check. Cell phone charger? Check. Digital Camera? Check. You’ve planned your vacation to the last detail and you’re ready to relax. But, unfortunately, germs and illnesses don’t take vacations. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 595 Royal Caribbean cruise ship passengers and 50 crew members became sick with sudden vomiting and diarrhea, symptoms ..

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Happy Flu Year 2014

While snowstorms hit the northern states, flu is kicking into high gear across the country – especially in the southern and central states including Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington state and Wyoming, as reported  ..

Flu viruses spread when infected people cough, sneeze or talk, releasing droplets of illness that can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.

H1N1 in Houston Area

Flu season has officially begun across the U.S. with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting peak flu activity expected in January and February. H1N1, known as the “swine flu,” was a global threat in 2008-2009 flu season. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in April ..

Cleaning Up Norovirus in Wisconsin

Cleaning Up Norovirus in Wisconsin

Feeling under the weather this holiday season? The Wisconsin Division of Public Health has reported cases of norovirus in Madison and Dane County. While it’s not related to the flu, norovirus is sometimes called “food poisoning” or “stomach flu” because it comes on quickly with symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, headache, fatigue and muscle aches. ..

The connection between infection control and professional janitorial cleaning

Commercial Cleaning: The Missing Link for Infection Control

Every year in the United States, 1.7 million people suffer from Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). In fact, 1 out of 20 hospitalized patients will contract an HAI after a stay at a medical facility. HAIs harm patients, hurt the reputations of medical practices, and cost the U.S. Healthcare system billions of dollars each year. There ..

How technology creates the need for better office cleaning

Is Technology Spreading Illness?

We live in a high-touch society. We push elevator buttons, swipe the screens of cell phones and computers, touch vending machines and ATMs, type on keyboards, and press “one minute” on the microwave to reheat our lunch. We use technology all day long. One surprising side effect of technology is that it has increased our ..