Handwashing

5 Reasons to Make Handwashing a Habit

We here at CleanFeed are so excited that one of our favorite days of the year is coming up!  October 15th  marks Global Handwashing Day. Since 2008, the purpose of this annual day is to bring attention to the state of handwashing around the world, reinforce the message of handwashing with soap and share its ..

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Infographic: Do Your Part for Global Handwashing Day!

“Make handwashing a habit” is the theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day, which takes place October 15.  Take a look at some handwashing history and healthy handwashing habits in this infographic: How Healthy Are Our Hands? Help make a handwashing a habit in your home or office by sharing this with your friends and family! ..

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Back to School Germ Survival Kit

Back to School signifies a time of year that parents look forward to and dread at the same time.  Shopping lists may include all the usual supplies such as pencils, pens and notebooks, but can also mean stocking up on cough medicine, chicken soup, and tissues. It’s dubbed the “Back-to-School Plague” for a reason. Germs ..

Health Alert: Hepatitis A in Hawaii

Health Alert: Hepatitis A in Hawaii

Health officials in Oahu, Hawaii are currently investigating a recent outbreak of Hepatitis A. So far there have been 74 confirmed cases of the disease, all in adults, with 26 requiring hospitalization. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool of infected people ..

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POLL: Which of these germ hot spots do you find most disgusting to touch?

Germs are everywhere and they get around in many ways: by air, land and water. From sneezes and coughs, insects or other carriers, blood or other body fluids, contaminated food or water, and cross-contamination, germs have no trouble getting around. Perhaps one of the easiest ways for them to travel is via contaminated surfaces, or ..

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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, ..

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4 Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips

Another Thanksgiving is almost here! A day we look forward to sharing with family and friends that starts off by waking up and watching the parade, football games, and then filling up on a variety of yummy food. Thanksgiving is a day to reflect and give thanks for what we have. Having a safely prepared ..

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The cost of Healthcare-Associated Infections

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), also called nosocomial infections or Hospital-Acquired Infections, are as bad as they sound – infections that a patient gets while receiving care in a healthcare setting (hospital, clinic, ambulance, etc.). Pneumonia, surgical-site infections, and gastrointestinal illnesses are among the most common HAIs. The CDC estimates that 1 in 25 hospital patients ..

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Top Germ Hot Spots in Schools

Remember how germs and colds spread like wildfire back when you were in school? And not just among students but to the teachers and parents as well. Every business and office building is unique, but they all have germ hotspots where colds and flu like to hang out and spread. In no particular order, here’s ..

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The Only Hand Washing Instructions You’ll Ever Need – PDF

We love statistics. They’re factual and they tell you what you need to know. But sometimes numbers can make our brains mush when we want to just get to the point. And, what’s the point? Hand washing is important. To use just one statistic in this post, according to the CDC, 80% of infections are transmitted by ..